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The Breadwinner coming to Blu-ray and DVD in September

The Oscar-nominated film will also be released on Digital Download.

The Breadwinner
Credit: Studiocanal

Oscar-nominated animated film The Breadwinner will be released on Digital Download on 17th September 2018 and on Blu-ray and DVD on 24th September 2018.

Executive produced by Angelina Jolie, The Breadwinner is by Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea).

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family.

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With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

The Breadwinner is based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis. It’s directed Nora Twomey.

Talking about the visual style of the film, Cartoon Saloon founder and CEO Paul Young, who is also a producer on the film, commented: “In this film, we’ve gone even more realistic with the look; we’re introducing a perspective that we’ve never had in our films before.”

The film combines various styles of animation to bring to life Parvana’s experience in Kabul and the world created in her imagination.

Special features on the release include:

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  • The Breadwinner: Behind the Scenes Featurette – Includes: Telling the Story, Animating the Film, Cast & Crew Interviews and Creating the Music & Sound
  • Film Introduction with Director Nora Twomey & Executive Producer Angelina Jolie
  • Film Commentary with Nora Twomey, Storyworld Director Jeremy Purcell, Animation Director Fabian Erlinghäuser & Art Director Ciaran Duffy
  • Theatrical Trailer


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