The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
The Breadwinner premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It went on to win 3 Canadian Screen Awards and also received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.
London Evening Standard called it a "beautiful and continually surprising film."
The Times stated "in the era of Time’s Up, a more elegant expression of female suffering would be hard to find."
Toronto Star dubbed it "a well-crafted and inspiring story with an important message about female empowerment."