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Nora Twomey, co-founded the pioneering Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, with producer Paul Young and Tomm Moore. She co-directed The Secret of Kells -winner of BAA's Best European Feature Film, 2012, among with many other awards. Her first solo feature, a long-cherished project inspired by the American book of the same title The Breadwinner, has been garnering rave reviews, is hotly tipped for an Oscar, and makes her one of the very very few female directors of a mainstream animated feature.