The Breadwinner (2017)

The Breadwinner‘s format of two parallel stories was one of the first things we considered when we were conceptualizing the approach to the score. The cold, stark, spare world of the present day setting was immediately clear to us musically , but it took some thought to figure out what the Story World was going to sound like. The manner in which it was animated looked to us like beautiful Afghan folk art set in motion. With that in mind we chose to make the Story World a very heightened, colorful musical expression, compared to the more stark sound of the real world. We employed a large number of amazing Afghan musicians and regional instruments on both sides of the musical spectrum for this special film.


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