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The Arbor 2010

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The Arbor 2010 15

94 mins United Kingdom Director. Clio Barnard

Artist Clio Barnard's moving film about the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar (Rita, Sue and Bob Too) is no ordinary documentary. Mixing interviews with Dunbar's family and friends (seen lip-synched by actors), scenes from her plays performed on the estate where Dunbar lived, and TV footage of Dunbar in the 1980s, the film makes intriguing, inventive play with fact, fiction and reminiscence.

Directed by

Clio Barnard

Featuring

Christine Bottomley

Danny Webb

Monica Dolan

Manjinder Virk

Neil Dudgeon

Genres

Biographical

Collection

Features Best of BAFTA Discoveries Festival Winners & Nominees The Female Gaze Festival Favourites Experimenta Award Winning London Film Festival The Female Gaze Mark Kermode Introduces

Certificate

15 Contains hard drug use and references and strong language, some racist

Released

2010

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Artangel Media

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