The Breadwinner (12A)

Sunday 02 December 2018
7:30pm - 9:20pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Nora Twomey Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya Country: Multiple Language: English After her father’s arrest by the Taliban, 11-year-old Parvana must learn to provide by her family. She does this by shaving off her hair and dressing like a boy, in an attempt to find work. Using invented stories to draw strength, she tries to locate her father, and bring her family back together. Based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel, this film is a powerful adventure which shows the strength of human spirit in times of hardship. With moments of both compelling drama and inspiration, it was nominated for Best Animated Feature at last year’s Academy Awards. A moving and heartening family film, it is worth a watch for its interesting Mulan-esque storyline.