Saturday 19 January 2019

WATCH: Stunning trailer for The Breadwinner from Angelina Jolie and Irish company Cartoon Saloon

The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The stunning trailer for The Breadwinner, executive produced by Angelina Jolie, has landed.

The animated film comes from Oscar-nominated Kilkenny company Cartoon Saloon, who previously brought us The Secret of Kells and song of the Sea.

Based on the popular children's novel by Deborah Ellis, it tells the story of Parvana, a girl growing up in Afghanistan in 2001.

Jolie said she was delighted to be working with such a talented and creative production team.

"I know they will do justice to the richness, creativity and strength of Afghan culture and to little girls like Parvana," she said.

"Millions of young girls like Parvana are growing up today under oppression or conflict and helping their families to survive in those conditions. This story is a reminder of the immense value of their contribution."

'The Breadwinner' is directed by Nora Twomey.

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