An animation feature film, The Breadwinner is a story set in Afghanistan, land of the endless war, based on a strong “what if” premise: what if a teenage girl cuts her hair and poses for a boy in order to care for her strung family. Story design then follows a classic happy-end drama pattern, a thing visible after first 10 minutes, which, in my opinion, makes the whole thing predictable, drab, a sort of an animation B-movie. The characters feel taken from the bank of universal cliches and feel used as story pawns. So, even though I admit the difference between what feels and what is, I’m still inclined to end the argument with the fact that cinema appeals to perceptions - the land of endless feeling.