"It's a story of our times when equal rights for women remain a central burning issue," said the 'By the Sea' star.
The animated film is based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis children's novel of the same name, which follows a young girl in Afghanistan who disguises herself as a boy to provide for her family.
Talking at the festival, she explained that the film "asks you to put ourselves in another person's shoes - in this case, an 11-year-old Afghan girl. There are few countries in the world where it is so hard to be a young girl . we cannot abandon a country [Afghanistan] and [its] people."
"It's about humanity and about love of family," Jolie added of the movie, emphasizing the "care and commitment that [the filmmakers] put into the film to make it so authentic," the mother of six added.
'The Breadwinner' hits theaters on November 17. (ANI)