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The Arbor
di Clio Bernard. UK, 2010

A highly unconventional, innovative portrait of the late playwright Andrea Dunbar best known for Rita Sue and Bob Too, Clio Barnard’s film The Arbor world premiered to enormous acclaim at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival with Variety and Screen International being among the publications to give rave reviews.

Ronnie Scheib wrote in Variety;-  “Numerous celluloid experiments have fudged reality and fiction lately, but few are as formally inventive or socially revelatory as "The Arbor," Clio Barnard's intergenerational exploration of playwright Andrea Dunbar's working-class family. Dramatically spellbinding and intellectually stimulating, pic abstractly manipulates multiple layers of representation to shattering effect. Deploying a technique known as verbatim theater, in which actors lip-synch words recorded by the real-life people they're portraying, Barnard brilliantly counterpoints authentic sound with artificial imagery, criss-crossing the fragile boundaries separating narrative and documentary. A must-see entry in the ongoing evolution of cinematic formalism, "Arbor" also makes for one helluva popcorn outing

AWARDS
Tribeca Film Festival, Best New Documentary Filmmaker – Clio Barnard
London Film Festival, Best New Filmmaker – Clio Barnard
London Film Festival, Most Original Film
Sheffield Int’l Documentary Festival – Innovation Award
British Independent Film Awards – Best British Debut

PROIEZIONI
Venerdi 8 Febbraio 21:30 (incontro skype)

replica domenica 10/02/13 h.18:30

UK, 2010 / 90 min’s / in colour / HD
A film by Clio Barnard 
With Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley, Monica Dolan, and Jimi Mistry
Produced by Tracy O’Riordan, Executive Producer - Michael Morris
An Artangel /UK Film Council Production