The Breadwinner

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet
  3. When and where ?

A young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to work and provide for her family.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Breadwinner

    Directed by: Nora TWOMEY


    • "Brendan et le Secret de Kells"/"The Secret of Kells" (2009)

    Country: Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg

    Year of production: 2017

    Running time: 01 h 34 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: Cut-outs, 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, , Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Nora TWOMEY

    Production: Cartoon Saloon, Tom MOORE, AIRCRAFT PICTURES, Anthony LEO, MELUSINE PRODUCTIONS / STUDIO 352, Stephan ROELANTS

    Distribution: LE PACTE, Xavier HIRIGOYEN

    Based on: Deborah Ellis

    Artistic direction: Reza Riahi

    Script: Anita Doron

    Animation: Fabian Erlinghäuser

    Music: Mychael & Jeff Danna

    Sound: J. R. Fountain

    Editing: Darragh Byrne

When and where ?

This film is part of the programme Feature Film in Competition 6: The Breadwinner