THE BREADWINNER – New Trailer for Oscar-Nominated Irish Animation April 11, 2018 From executive producer Angelina Jolie and from the director of the ‘Song of the Sea,’ Nora Twomey’s Academy Award-nominated THE BREADWINNER is in Irish cinemas May 25. Based on the worldwide bestseller by Deborah Ellis, THE BREADWINNER is the story of Parvana, a 12-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is arrested, Parvana dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. Together with her best friend Shauzia, she risks discovery to try to find out if her father is still alive. THE BREADWINNER arrives in Irish cinemas May 25.