The Breadwinner is a beautifully animated tale about a courageous young girl named Parvana living in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The story begins with Parvana and her father selling some of their prized family possessions in the marketplace of Kabul. Parvana's father is arrested when illegal books are found in their home. This leaves their small family in an impossible situation, as women are not allowed to go outside without a man. In order to provide for her family, Parvana cuts her hair short, dons boys clothes and tries to get her father out of prison. The Breadwinner alternates between two different animation styles for the parallel stories it tells. The first is of Parvana's realistic and unforgiving Afghanistan, the other is of a more childlike and blocky style where she tells a story to her little brother. The characters themselves are rich as well, from a passionate and angry Taliban recruit, to the older sister's pout and her mother's sorrow. The Breadwinner is a heartwarming tale that will appeal to children as well as adults.
After her father is arrested by the Taliban, an 11-year-old Afghani girl (voice of Saara Chaudry) disguises herself as a boy so she can work outside her home to provide for her mother and siblings. At the same time, she tries to boost her family's morale by telling them a story about a hero in a faraway land. Directed by Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells), and produced by Angelina Jolie. Jack Rodgers, Rovi