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Ginger and Rosa are teenage girls in the '60s and have vowed to always be the very best of friends. Together they skip school, do each other's hair and talk about everything from politics to the latest teen magazine articles. Both of them lead difficult home lives, with Rosa struggling without a father figure in her life and Ginger's mother tied to the four walls of their home while her activist father fights against the Cold War. Both are wishing to rebel against their dull lives in search of adventure and fulfilling their dreams. However, as the threat of a nuclear apocalypse draws near, the girls are divided by the paths they choose to take; Ginger wants to follow in her father's footsteps and protest against the bomb threat, determined to stay alive, while Rosa just wants to spend time with boys and live the life she has now rather than worry about the furture. Unfortunately, it's Ginger's father Roland that she takes an interest in which only looks to cause more problems. As Ginger seeks the help and guidance from two gay men (both named Mark) and an American poet named Bella, plenty of relationships look set to fall apart and the conflict closest to home becomes the biggest threat in their lives.

'Ginger and Rosa' is a coming-of-age drama about the opportunity ridden world of the sixties directed and written by Sally Potter ('The Man Who Cried', 'The Tango Lesson', 'Orlando').

Starring: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Alessandro Nivola, Jodhi May, Oliver Milburn, Greg Bennett, Andrew Hawley, Richard Strange, Matt Hookings, Marcus Shakesheff,
Director: Sally Potter

Elle Fanning, Sally Potter and Christina Hendricks - Elle Fanning, Sally Potter and Christina Hendricks Thursday 8th November 2012 FIJI Water and The Peggy Siegal Company present a special screening of A24 Film's 'Ginger & Rosa' - Arrivals

Elle Fanning, Sally Potter and Christina Hendricks
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Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning
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Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks

PICTURES: Christina Hendricks Steals The Show At Ginger And Rosa AFI Festival Screening


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Christina Hendricks AFI Festival

Christina Hendricks steals the show at the screening of Ginger & Rosa at the AFI Festival

Forget their billing as co-stars, there's only one star in town when Christina Hendricks makes an appearance on the red carpet, and Elle Fanning and Alice Englebert had to take a back seat to the 37 year-old as she grabbed the lion's share of the spotlight at a screening of Ginger & Rosa yesterday at the AFI FIlm Festival (November 7). Hendricks wore a sequined low-cut figure-hugging top that showed off her cleavage, matching it with an also-sequined headpiece. 

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Christina Hendricks, Sally Potter and Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Christina Hendricks, Sally Potter Wednesday 7th November 2012 AFI FEST - 'Ginger & Rosa' Special Screening held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

Christina Hendricks, Sally Potter and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Christina Hendricks and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning, Alice Englert and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Christina Hendricks and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Christina Hendricks and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning, Sally Potter, Alice Englert and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Ginger And Rosa Review


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An extraordinary cast lifts this grim British drama into something watchable, even if the script ultimately gives up trying to make any sense. The main problem is that the story is very badly fragmented, but it still captures a vivid sense of how it felt to grow up in 1962 Britain. And the actors give performances that bring the characters to life even in scenes that are somewhat melodramatic.

Ginger and Rosa (Fanning and Englert) are inseparable 16-year-olds who were born in the same hospital on the same day. As they both ponder the horrific possibilities of the Cold War, their reactions begin to diverge, perhaps their first disagreement ever. Ginger's parents (Hendricks and Nivola) are liberal-minded and about to separate yet again, so she takes a militant approach to stopping nuclear annihilation. Rosa lives with her deeply religious single mother (May) and believes that the only thing to do is pray about it. But the thing that drives a real wedge between the girls is Ginger's suspicion that her dad might be having an affair with Rosa.

In the early scenes, Potter establishes the girls as imaginative friends with free spirits who do everything together. Then the plot begins to take increasingly dark twists and turns, leading to a series of awkward or downright horrible confrontations that are freaky and emotional but also thoroughly mawkish. There's a lot of glowering and weeping on display from everyone on-screen. Fortunately Fanning and newcomer Englert maintain a loose honesty in their performances that helps carry us through the difficult moments. And the starry supporting cast is terrific.

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Sally Potter Saturday 13th October 2012 56th BFI London Film Festival: Ginger And Rosa - official screening held at the Odeon West End, Arrivals.

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Sally Potter and Elle Fanning

Alessandro Nivola, Sally Potter and Elle Fanning - Alessandro Nivola, Sally Potter, Elle Fanning Tuesday 9th October 2012 50th Annual New York Film Festival - 'Ginger & Rosa' Premiere - Arrivals

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Alessandro Nivola
Alessandro Nivola, Sally Potter, Elle Fanning and Alice Englert
Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola

Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Sally Potter - Elle Fanning, Sally Potter, Christina Hendricks Friday 7th September 2012 2012 Toronto Film Festival - Ginger & Rosa - Post Premiere Reception

Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Sally Potter
Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola and Christina Hendricks
Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Sally Potter
Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks
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Yes Review


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Rambling monologues featuring rhyming dialogue. Lead characters named "He" and "She." Camerawork aching to be lauded in Film Comment. A maid serving as a philosophical voice of reason. It's all there in Yes, Sally Potter's endless, numbing cinematic essay on... on... something.

"She" (Joan Allen) is a London-based scientist (born in Belfast, raised in America) whose open marriage to her stoic, stuffy husband (Sam Neill) is dying a slow, painful death. "He" (Simon Abkarian) is a cook from Beirut, who meets her at a party, beginning a torrid affair that puts both on a physical and emotional trek taking them to Beirut, Belfast, New York, and a groovy Cuba.

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The Man Who Cried Review


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Even the title smacks of pretense, reminiscent of The Flower that Drank the Moon, that fictional bit of art house tripe overheard in Ghost World. But from Sally Potter, who proved so very self-obsessed in The Tango Lesson, returns again to her roots, this time studying her fascination with Russian and girls who sing. Christina Ricci takes center stage as the virtually silent Suzie, a Russian Jew sent to England and then Paris on the eve of WWII, but her brooding inactivity may simply be of too little interest to all but the most devoted fans of her, Johnny Depp (equally silent when not crying), and classic opera -- which plays throughout the movie.

The Tango Lesson Review


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Sally Potter (Orlando) wrote, directed, and starred (in almost every scene) in this film about how she decided to take a tango lesson, fell for the instructor, and the decided to make a movie about taking a tango lesson and falling for the instructor. Autobiographical to the point of boredom, self-referential to the point of the bizarre, and self-inflated to the point of bursting, I'll just say that you better like watching people dance the tango over and over and over again if you want to watch this film.
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