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Flatpack 2018: The Breadwinner

Sunday 22nd April


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Director: Nora Twomey

Starring: Saara Chaudry

Rating: 12A

Canada / Ireland / Luxembourg 2017, 94mins

Parvana, a young Afghan girl whose father has been arrested by the Taliban, challenges the status quo by bravely venturing out into the world dressed as a boy so as to provide for her family. Alongside this, in beautiful cutout animation, Parvana tells her young brother a story concerning a boy who takes on an evil Elephant King in order to save his village from starvation.

Through these two interlocking stories, this Oscar nominated tale from Kilkenny's mighty Cartoon Saloon (Song of the Sea) demonstrates the way that imagination refracts reality and provides not only solace but also real-world strategy in the face of terror.