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Ginger & Rosa - Preview

Ginger & Rosa

Preview by Jack Foley

SALLY Potter’s latest film Ginger And Rosa is an evocative and beautifully shot portrait of post-war Britain, as seen through the eyes of Elle Fanning’s impressionable young teenager.

She plays Ginger, who finds herself increasingly estranged from her mother (Christina Hendricks) and drawn further into the world of her pacifist and anti-nuclear activist father (Alessandro Nivola).

However, her friendship with the fiery Rosa (Alice Englert) is severely tested by his unconventional lifestyle.

Sally Potter made her first 8mm film aged 14. She has made many short films (including Thriller and Play) and a television series, and has directed opera and other live work.

Her background is in choreography, music, performance art and experimental film. Orlando (1992), Sally Potter’s bold adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, staring Tilda Swinton, first brought her work to a wider audience.

It was followed by The Tango Lesson (1996), The Man Who Cried (2000), Yes (2004) and Rage (2009).

Sally Potter is known for innovative form and risk-taking subject matter and has worked with many of the most notable cinema actors of our time, including Julie Christie, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Jude Law, Sam Neill, Joan Allen and Judi Dench.

Win Ginger & Rosa on DVD

To celebrate the release of Ginger & Rosa on DVD on February 11, 2013, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. At what age did Ginger & Rosa director Sally Potter make her first 8mm film?

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Ginger & Rosa (cert.12, running time: 87mins) is released on Blu-ray & DVD by Artificial Eye on Monday, February 11, 2013.</b.