WHO’S IN IT?
Saara Chaudry (Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight), Soma Chhaya (Poltergeist), Noorin Gulamgaus (RoboCop), Kane Mahon (Gear), Laara Sadiq (The Invisible), Ali Badshah (Moon Point), Shaista Latif (film debut), Kanza Feris (Anomie), Kawa Ada (film debut), Ali Kazmi (The Dependables), Mran Volkhard (Suicide Squad), Reza Sholeh (36 Hours to Istanbul)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells), director; Anita Doron (Late Fragment), writer; Anthony Leo (Love Me), Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea), Andrew Rosen (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End) and Paul Young (The Secret of Kells), producers; Jeff Danna (The Good Dinosaur) and Mychael Danna (Life of Pi), composers; Darragh Byrne (Song of the Sea), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Parvana (Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living with her family under the Taliban rule in Kabul, Afghanistan, where no woman may go outside without a male chaperone. When her father (Badshah) is wrongfully imprisoned, she and her mother (Sadiq), sister (Latif) and baby brother are left to fend for themselves, which seems hopeless until Parvana decides to cut her hair and pose as a boy in order to go outside and earn money for her family…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The latest film from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, who were also behind the Oscar-nominated beauties The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, is another stunning work of art with a compelling and thought-provoking story that everyone should see.