Director Sally Potter / 2012 / UK,Denmark,Canada,Croatia

'Lovely and devastating, challenging yet worthwhile, Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa may be the English filmmaker's best since Orlando.' – The Playlist

It’s London, 1962. Born in the same hospital on the day the H-bomb hit Hiroshima, Ginger and Rosa are inseparable – playing truant, smoking cigarettes and discussing poetry, politics and boys in the bath together. But as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution and Ginger’s burgeoning political activism takes root, their intense, lifelong friendship is threatened by a belief-shattering betrayal.

Alice Englert (who also directed the short film Family Happiness, screening at MIFF this year) as Rosa and Elle Fanning as Ginger both deliver beautifully nuanced performances full of subtle emotional turmoil. With an outstanding cast including Christina Hendricks, Alessandro Nivola, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt and Timothy Spall, this feature from lauded director Sally Potter is one of her most accessible.

'A viscerally charged movie that foregrounds surface tensions and gripping performances.' – IndieWire

Lead Actor Alice Englert will attend the session to introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A.

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