Director: Nora Twomey Run Time: 94min Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Drama, Family
Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger.
With courage and imagination, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. The Breadwinner is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
The Breadwinner has been nominated for 38 international awards, including six Canadian Screen Awards and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Director: Christian Laurence Run Time: 108min Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
She's shy, she's misunderstood — wait, hold that thought. Who’s that cute boy behind the counter at the pet store? Fourteen-year-old Aurélie Laflamme (Verville) feels a little alien on this strange planet of ours, so when she makes a new friend, things begin to look up… to the stars, perhaps, where Aurélie imagines she's from.
Based on the first novel of Québecois author India Desjardins, this quirky and endearing coming-of-age story about a girl lost in her own world is sure to delight.
Venue: Théâtre de Spadina / Spadina Theatre
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: French
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible.
Théâtre de Spadina / Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2S7
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