The shadow of the Taliban looms large in this exquisite animation, based in Afghanistan at the turn of the millennium, & executive produced by Angelina Jolie.
Following her father’s wrongful arrest, 11 year old Parvana decides to cut her hair & dress like a boy, to begin work to sustain her family in her dad’s absence. Parvana’s racing imagination & vivid stories and scenarios, helps protect her & her friend Shauzia from the brutal realities of working life under the oppressive regime that clouds their lives.
From the creators of Oscar nominated Secret of Kells & Song Of The Sea, this acclaimed animation is bursting with heart and childlike wisdom and wonder - a treat from start to finish.
Dir: Nora Twomey, Ireland/Canada, 2017, 94 mins., 12