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The Breadwinner

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Original title
The Breadwinner
Running time
93 min.
Ireland Ireland
Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis
Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna
Cartoon Saloon / Aircraft Pictures / Gaia Entertainment
Animation. Drama | Family Relationships
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Cartoon Saloon
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, 'The Breadwinner' tells the story of a headstrong young girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. It is a universal tale of self-empowerment and creativity in the face of oppression. Set against the ever-timely struggles in Afghanistan, this film celebrates the culture and beauty of the country.
2018: Annecy Film Festival: Jury Award, Audience Award, Best Music
2017: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
2017: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film
2017: Annie Awards: Best Independent Film
2017: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
2017: Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Animated Feature
2017: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
2017: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
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