Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
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New England Movies Weekly
December 28, 2017 A dance between exhilarating escapades and unthinkable brutality, which though largely confined to offscreen spaces nonetheless lurks over the movie like a dark cloud.Read in Source
Winnipeg Free Press
February 09, 2018 In particular, the film celebrates the stories we tell ourselves and each other - the stories that educate, encourage and inspire.Read in Source
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 28, 2017 Parvana copes by telling fables of wild animals and quests-these sections are dense and vivid, paper cutouts on layered backgrounds, providing cathartic levity in a very serious movie.Read in Source
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 30, 2017 Distressing as it is, the film draws you into the characters' lives.Read in Source
November 24, 2017 The Breadwinner is a well-crafted and inspiring story with an important message about female empowerment, embodied in heroic Parvana, something people of all ages should embrace.Read in Source
November 29, 2017 On the heels of Ann Marie Fleming's joyful animated indie Window Horses comes Nora Twomey's thematically similar but far darker The Breadwinner.Read in Source
The National (UAE)
January 25, 2018 The biggest criticism of The Breadwinner for me is not one of the film itself, which is undoubtedly a triumph of storytelling, but simply that I'm not sure exactly who it intends to tell the story to.Read in Source
November 30, 2017 The animation is expressive, as lush and detailed as tapestry. Harsh landscapes shimmer with beauty, even when littered with the bones of landmines and abandoned tanks.Read in Source
January 26, 2018 Children must grow up fast under such circumstances, and The Breadwinner derives its lasting sense of tragedy from its consideration of how they've been stripped of their childhood. There's a sad undercurrent to Parvana's fairy tale.Read in Source
San Francisco Chronicle
November 29, 2017 The film is honest enough not to exaggerate the beneficial results of Parvana's courageous act.Read in Source
Pittsburgh City Paper
January 17, 2018 These excursions are exhilarating for their freedom, but also fraught with danger.Read in Source
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