Swale Film Society - THE BREADWINNER (12A)
Friday 30th August 2019. Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7.45pm.
From the creators of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea (and executive producer Angelina Jolie) comes this Oscar-winning Animation.
Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, whose family is cast into dire straits when her father is wrongfully imprisoned. In Taliban-controlled Kabul, women and girls are not permitted to leave the house unescorted, earn money or shop in the market. So the resourceful Parvana becomes the breadwinner, disguising herself as a boy to support her family.
Alongside her friend, she’s exposed to a world of new freedoms normally forbidden to her gender – as well as new dangers. Drawing courage from her imagination and the fantastical stories she invents, she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
Equal parts thrilling and enchanting; The Breadwinner employs an innovative mix of 2D animation with painted environments, as well as digital paper cut–out segments. It’s all woven into a luminous animated tale about growing up in an ever-changing world of conflict and oppression, the strength of girls, and the power of stories to sustain hope through dark times.
Director: Nora Twomey
Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya and Noorin Gulamgaus
Animation, Drama, Family
1 hour 34 minutes
Made in 2017
Tickets £2.50 Members, £4.50 Non Members
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This film is rated 12A
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