The bold graphic style based on documentary, does not alleviate the pain of the narrative of "Gain-bread". Contempt, brutality and brutal beatings happen and get angry, as they seem somewhat out of place in the magic and innocence of animation.
To make an encouraging comment, director Nora Twomey intertwines a second narrative, where a mystical past celebrates color and becomes a haven for prosperity and belief in a better future.
Parvana, after her day in the city, returns home and tells her younger brother an allegory. In this folk tale, whose style simulates the animation of slower-moving clippings and comic language, an elephant king terrorizes a village by stealing the crops. One boy must then save his own and confront the horned creature.
With her own tale, Parvana will condense her inner courage and expand her family strength, not giving up and filling the streets of Kabul with her humor, determination and positive spirit. Behind you, mother and older sister will fight for their place in a powerful climax.
With a poignant but not gratuitous message, "The Bread Earn" is motivating and joyful in its contention. For a black and defeatist premise film, we left the cinema inspired and believing in human kindness.
"Gain Bread": in theaters on September 5th.
Criticism: Daniel Antero