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The Breadwinner
Animation Unlimited
The Breadwinner
Animation Unlimited
The Breadwinner
Animation Unlimited


Nora TwomeySaara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq

Ireland / Canada / Luxembourg / 2017 / 93 minutes / DCP

A lively, inspirational parable of female empowerment in Afghanistan, by Irish animator Nora Twomey (who honed her skills on such classics as The Secret of Kells [2009, co-dir]). Adapting Deborah Ellis’ novel, Twomey draws us into the story of Parvana, who must pretend to be a man after her father is arrested, to support her family and to keep it together, as she discovers that “when you are a boy, you can do anything.” Actually, girls can do even more. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film in the Academy Awards.

2/4/2018 (Mon) Community Screenings
Registration details:
.A number of tickets of each screenings will be reserved for schools and charitable organizations. Interested schools and charitable organizations should register with HKIFF at outreach@hkiff.org.hk.
.Enrollment Deadline: 9 March
.No reservations required for the general public. Ticket will be available to the public 30 minutes prior to the screening on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to one ticket per person.

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    3:30 PM

    Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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    7:30 PM

    Hong Kong City Hall

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    6:30 PM

    The Metroplex

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