Nora Twomey

Nora Twomey – The Breadwinner (2017)

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Chicago Reader wrote:
The Breadwinner is a moving, visually impressive lesson in modern Afghan history
Posted By Ben Sachs on 01.26.18 at 12:26 PM

When I went to see The Breadwinner at the AMC River East a couple months ago, I was the only one in the theater; when I planned to write about it a few days later, the film had already left town. I’m glad to see that the Gene Siskel Film Center has brought it back for a weeklong engagement, so that more Chicagoans can catch up with this inventive and informative film. (That it was recently nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature should help drum up attendance.) Read More »

Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey – The Secret of Kells (2009)

The 9th Century tale of a young boy whose destiny is to complete the legendary Book of Kells, the Cartoon Saloon film Brendan and the Secret of Kells looks to be a marvelous display of creativity in animation, both in terms of compelling visuals and articulate storytelling.
Nominated for Oscar. Read More »