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
．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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
．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.