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CLIP: Nora Twomey’s ‘The Breadwinner’ Opens November 17

Third animated feature from the makers of Oscar-nominated ‘Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ follows the journey of a young Afghan girl.

GKIDS has released a new clip for The Breadwinner, the highly-anticipated animated feature from Cartoon Saloon arriving in theaters on November 17.

Directed by Nora Twomey, and based on the award-winning, best-selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner follows the journey of a young Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy to provide for her family and reunite with her father.

The gorgeously animated film, which swept the inaugural ANIMATION IS FILM festival held this past October, centers around Parvana, a young girl living under the Taliban regime who cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family after her father is imprisoned. A powerful and riveting story of self-empowerment and imagination in the face of oppression, The Breadwinner boasts the breathtaking hand-drawn animation that has made Cartoon Saloon one of the world’s most well-loved and respected animation studios.

The new clip, entitled “The Decision,” shows Parvana at the fateful moment when she decides to dress as a boy, with her sister helping to cut her hair:

The Breadwinner is produced by Aircraft Pictures’ Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen, Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore and Paul Young, and Melusine Productions’ Stephan Roelants. It is executive produced by Jolie Pas Production’s Angelina Jolie, Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer, Mimi Polk Gitlin, Jon Levin, Regina K. Scully, Frank Falcone and Mary Bredin; Cartoon Saloon’s Gerry Shirren and GKIDS’ Eric Beckman and David Jesteadt. WestEnd Films is handling international sales.

Source: GKIDS

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.