Having the opportunity to speak with Saara Chaudry and Nora Twomey was an inspiring experience. The Breadwinner is an important film and its young star Saara is wise beyond her years, speaking with us about her deep affection for the source novel and bringing her character, Parvana, to life onscreen. The film’s director, Nora Twomey, was Oscar-nominated once before and The Breadwinner should bring her total nominations up to two, as the Angelina Jolie-produced animated movie is one of the year’s best.
The following video interview is a condensed version of our chat, which took place during TIFF just prior to the film’s World Premiere. Watch:
The Breadwinner opens in Toronto this Friday November 24th and expands across Canada over the coming weeks