Watch Sally Potter’s New GINGER & ROSA Trailer
Ranging from 1992’s ORLANDO to 2009’s RAGE, writer/director Sally Potter has added a seventh feature to her intriguing list of films with her latest movie GINGER & ROSA. The coming-of-age drama, which screened at the Telluride, Toronto, New York and London Film Festivals in 2012, stars Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Jodhi May, Annette Bening and Alice Englert.
London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa - are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered - by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.
“… they grow up friends in only the way that girls can be – mirroring each other, sharing their secrets, their private worlds, thinking big and interested in the details: hair, clothes, jeans, jumpers.”
Elle Fanning was picked by New York Times in early December as one of the Hollywood Heroines of 2012. Click HERE to read. For more on these intelligent women and the character’s friendship, watch Potter and stars Elle Fanning and Alice Englert discuss GINGER & ROSA at the BFI Film Festival in 2012. It’s interesting to note in this 10 minute video how these 3 amazing women interact with each other, the experiences we all can relate to and the choices we make along life’s journey.
With it already having it’s opening in British cinemas in October, the film was described by critics as “intimate and sensual” (Indiewire), “with a gleaming intensity” (The Guardian) and a central performance from Elle Fanning that is “simply extraordinary” (Hollywood Reporter). GINGER & ROSA will open in limited release in the U.S. in March.