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Oscars 2018 : The Breadwinner nominated for best animated feature film

Published Tuesday January 23 2018

The film The Breadwinner, co-produced by Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions, tells the story of a young Afghan girl, Pavana, who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family under the Taliban regime.

The film is directed by Nora Twomey from Ireland and the film was co-produced with Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon and Canada’s Aircraft Pictures, with Angelina Jolie as the executive producer. The production received funding from the Film Fund Luxembourg. This is the third nomination for an Oscar for Melusine Productions. In October, the Breadwinner won the jury’s Grand Prize and the Audience Award at the Animation Is Film in Hollywood.

In 2014, another Luxembourg production company, Zeilt Productions, received the Oscar for Best Animated Short for “Mr. Hublot”.