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Parvana, from the award winning animated feature film The Breadwinner by Cartoon Salon

Visual Art: The Breadwinner Exhibition at Butler Gallery

12 May - 29 Jul 2018 (Past)

The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

An exhibition from the Academy Award Winning Nominee for Best Animated Feature, The Breadwinner by Cartoon Saloon at Butler Gallery

The Butler Gallery is delighted to present a collaboration with Kilkenny-based and Oscar© nominated Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

In celebration of the May 2018 Irish release of Cartoon Saloon’s new film The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery present an interactive, multi-media exhibition of original drawings, prints, storyboards, animation, music and scene-realisation.

Follow the incredible journey of Parvana, a young girl who gives up everything to provide for her family and reunite with her father.

Based on the best-selling children’s novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of 11 year old Parvana who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father’s life. Parvana’s father Nurullah had told stories about history and imagination to Parvana as she helped him in the marketplace of Taliban controlled Kabul in the year 2001. When he is arrested Parvana finds the courage to look for him when everyone else had given up hope. She becomes a storyteller, remembering a brother she has once known. Every day is a challenge as Parvana tries to bring home enough food and water to support her mother, sister and little brother. She meets a fellow girl in disguise called Shauzia and together, they form a bond that will give them the strength to endure the war that comes to their doorstep in the Fall of 2001. The Breadwinner is a celebration of children – for children, whatever their age, wherever they live.

The Breadwinner is a co-production between Aircraft Pictures Canada, Melusine Productions Luxembourg and Cartoon Saloon and had its world premiere at TIFF 2017. The film was directed by Nora Twomey with screenplay by Anita Doron and Deborah Ellis.

The Breadwinner will be shown in selected cinemas in the United States from November 17th and have its Irish release on May 25th 2018.

The Breadwinner exhibition will take place at the Butler Gallery from May 12th – 29th July 2018.

Discovery Pens will be available to give access to additional information about the exhibition, including audio description of the work. This is facilitated in partnership with Arts & Disability Ireland, with funding from the Arts Council.

Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Email: info@butlergallery.com
t + 353 56 7761106

Watch: Trailer for The Breadwinner by Cartoon Saloon

Paravana and Shauzia in a scene from The Breadwinner

The story of an extraordinary journey

A scene from The Breadwinner, Academy Award Winning Nominee for Best Animated Feature


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