Oscar-nominated animation company Cartoon Saloon has gone into production with its latest feature film, The Breadwinner.
Based on the novel by Deborah Ellis, which tells the story of a girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the hand-drawn film will be directed by Nora Twomey, a co-founder of the Kilkenny-based studio. Angelina Jolie Pitt is an executive producer. She funds a girls’ school in Afghanistan and her own children have read The Breadwinner.
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