'The Breadwinner', directed by Nora Twomey for Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon, has been nominated for a Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture – Animated” by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
This latest recognition continues a critically-acclaimed streak for the independent feature film won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) and Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) prizes for “Best Animated Feature” earlier this week.
To date, it has garnered 10 Annie Award® nominations including “Best Animated Feature – Independent”; and earned nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film Critics Association he Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS), and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for “Best Animated Feature.”
Based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, it is made by executive producer Angelina Jolie and Cartoon Saloon, the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea,
Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing upunder 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 thepower of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
The film will have its Irish premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on February 22, 2018, and will be given a theatrical release by Studio Canal in Ireland in May 2018