The Comox Valley Art Gallery Film Circuit presents two Film Series each year. THE BREADWINNER is the first film in our Winter 2018 series.
Director: Nora Twomey
Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq
Runtime: 93 mins
Country: Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg
Director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, breathes life into the extraordinary story of 11-year-old Afghan girl Parvana, born into an ever-changing world of conflict and oppression, who finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling.
In Taliban-controlled Kabul, women and girls are not permitted to leave the house unescorted, to earn money, or to shop for food and supplies in the market. When Parvana’s father, a teacher, is unfairly imprisoned, she must disguise herself as a boy to become her family’s sole breadwinner. Showing courage and perseverance, Parvana does anything she can to support her family, while trying desperately to help free her father.
Executive produced by Angelina Jolie — whose humanitarian work over recent decades has brought her into contact with many young girls like Parvana — The Breadwinner is fundamentally about family, friendship, and imagination. With a team of over 200 artists, animators, and actors from around the world, Twomey has created an innovative mix of 2-D animation with acrylic and digitally painted environments, as well as digital paper cut–out segments, all woven into an unforgettable story. In tune with Twomey’s commitment to ensuring authenticity on screen, the inspiring score by Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna features traditional musicians and young voices partly recorded in Kabul.
Tickets & Passes available at the CVAG Gift Shop
Tickets are $13 for CVAG Members, $14 for Non-Members
Passes are $72 for CVAG Members, $78 for Non-Members (includes all films in the series)
A limited amount of passes are available for each series. To purchase tickets/passes over the phone call the CVAG Shop at 250.338.6211 ext. 1
View the full film listing for the Winter 2018 series here.
All screenings are at the Rialto Theatre, 2665 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay at 5pm