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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 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.

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Directed by

Clio Barnard

Featuring

Neil Dudgeon

Manjinder Virk

Genres

Biographical

Collection

Features Discoveries Festival Favourites In Competition

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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