If you didn’t get a chance to see “The Breadwinner” adaptation, which was based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the film is finally hitting the home box-office this spring.
The Breadwinner is an animated story of the survival and heroism of a young girl who must bravely provide for her family. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, The Breadwinner demonstrates the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through even the darkest of times. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie and from Cartoon Saloon, the studio that brought us the Academy Award-nominated films “The Secret of Kells” and “Song of the Sea,” The Breadwinner will be available on Digital on February 20, 2018 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 6, 2018. The film is being released through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with animation distributor GKIDS.
The Breadwinner follows Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under 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.
The film was directed by Nora Twomey, working from a screenplay written by Anita Doron. You can also pick up the original novel (starting at $4 on Amazon) through online retailers. The Breadwinner was produced by Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen, Paul Young, Tomm Moore, and Stephan Roelants, with Angelina Jolie, Gerry Shirren, Mimi Polk Gitlin, Jon Levin, Regina K. Scully, Eric Beckman, David Jesteadt, Mary Bredin, Frank Falcone, Karim Amer, and Jehane Noujaim serving as Executive Producers.
The film was released in the midst of award season back in January, and was released in 43 locations.