Quick Verdict: Dazzling animation
When a young girls father is captured, she must disguise herself as a boy in Kabul to provide for her family. The Breadwinner is set in Taliban controlled 2001 Afghanistan, this animated film is based on the Deborah Ellis novel of the same name.
The story is really good and shows a different side of this time in history. It’s a touching story of hope surrounded by despair.
The stories told inside the film by the father and daughter are beautifully animated and are a mesmerising delight to behold.
I loved the film. It told a really difficult story with real heart, but wasn’t afraid to show the harsh reality of the world. It was a deserved nomination for best animated feature at the Oscars.