<i>Ginger and Rosa</i>. 2012. United Kingdom. Directed by Sally Potter
  • Ginger and Rosa

    2012. United Kingdom. Sally Potter. 90 min.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Ginger and Rosa

    2012. United Kingdom. Directed by Sally Potter. Two teenage girls, Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert), are inseparable friends, coming of age in the climate of the Cold War and the beginning of the sexual revolution in early 1960s London. Ginger’s mother is a frustrated artist who has given up her career for motherhood, and her father is a political activist living without rules. Potter’s film closely examines how the personal, social, and political climate of the period affect the lives of the two adolescent girls and their parents. Close-ups of Ginger’s face and body language bring the audience into her interior fears and feelings; as the nuclear crisis deepens and her parents' marriage begins to dissolve, she painfully becomes more self-aware. The more sensual Rosa is captured through her interactions with others, in particular with Ginger’s father. Tensions rise and generation’s clash, until the status quo can no longer be sustained. Print courtesy of A24 Films. 90 min.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2012

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