‘The Breadwinner’ Movie Review

The Breadwinner (2017) Photo courtesy of Gkids We open with Parvana (voiced by Saara Chaudry), an 11-year-old girl, who is sitting on the walkway with her father (Ali Badshah) as he attempts to sell a pretty outfit of Parvana’s that she has never worn. We can tell from Parvana’s worried face that times are tough for her family. She notices that several men from the Taliban are harassing a shop owner. Parvana keeps grabbing her headdress and pulls it across to hide her face. Her father she’s that she is worried and uncomfortable, so he decides to distract her by telling her a story about the origins of the country she lives in, giving her a vibrant and colorful tale of her proud people. It’s region that has seen many battles and many rulers. Her father tells Parvana that when he was young, this country knew peace but soon war broke out again. Parvana is asked to tell a story by her father, and as she starts to narrate, a dog comes over and interrupts her. She yells at the dog and at that moment, several members of the Taliban come over and chastise the father for letting his […]

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