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The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
'Nayola' Animation Feature by José Miguel Ribeiro: Watch the Trailer
'Nayola' Animation Feature by José Miguel Ribeiro: Watch the Trailer
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Florence Miailhe Designs the BIAF 2022 Poster and Trailer
Florence Miailhe Designs the BIAF 2022 Poster and Trailer
'When The Idea is The Most Important”: Interview with Maja Gehrig (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'When The Idea is The Most Important”: Interview with Maja Gehrig (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
(Exclusive): Garrano Animation Short Trailer by David Doutel and Vasco Sá
(Exclusive): Garrano Animation Short Trailer by David Doutel and Vasco Sá
Animation As Metaphorical Storytelling: Interview with Nils Hedinger (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Animation As Metaphorical Storytelling: Interview with Nils Hedinger (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Like Animation Projects That Go Deep Into the Subject': Interview with Saskia von Virág (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Like Animation Projects That Go Deep Into the Subject': Interview with Saskia von Virág (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Audience Will Always Be Different: Interview with Michael Frei (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Audience Will Always Be Different: Interview with Michael Frei (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Monoclub Chilemonos 2022: Three Weeks of Animation Activities
Monoclub Chilemonos 2022: Three Weeks of Animation Activities
'I Enjoy Getting Characters Back On the Stage: Interview with Marjolaine Perreten (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Enjoy Getting Characters Back On the Stage: Interview with Marjolaine Perreten (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Exploring Different, Animated Worlds: Interview with Team Tumult (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Exploring Different, Animated Worlds: Interview with Team Tumult (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Swiss Animation Focus at Annecy Festival: A Comprehensive Guide
Swiss Animation Focus at Annecy Festival: A Comprehensive Guide
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Russian Animation Artists Against the War
Russian Animation Artists Against the War
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview

The new feature by Cartoon Saloon will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Nora Twomey (of Song of the Sea), the new animation feature of Cartoon Saloon is  based on Deborah Ellis' bestseller,

It  tells 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, and together with her best friend Shauzia, she risks discovery to try to find out if her father is still alive.

 The world premiere of the film will now be hosted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival  (7-17 September 2017), where the film will be screened as a Special Presentation.

 TIFF has been known to act as a forerunner of Academy Award nominations, and the decision to put the film into TIFF is a move that cannot be underestimated.

 

 The Breadwinner is a co-production between Aircraft Pictures Canada, Melusine Productions Luxembourg and Cartoon Saloon, and the screenplay is written by Anita Doron and Deborah Ellis. Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) acts as the film's co-producer, along with Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen and Paul Young.

 Eric Beckman (GKIDS CEO/Founder) and GKIDS President David Jesteadt executively produce the film, along with Angelina Jolie, Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer, Mimi Polk Gitlin, Jon Levin, Regina K. Scully, Frank Falcone and Mary Bredinn, and Cartoon Saloon's Gerry Shirren.

 GKIDS handles North American theatrical rights (scheduling a fall 2017 release), while WestEnd Films handles international sales.