Ginger & Rosa

Ginger & Rosa

Ginger & Rosa

Drama with Elle Fanning and Annette Bening, set in London, 1962. Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are two inseparable teenage girls. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and politics and dream of lives larger than their mothers' domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution and the threat of nuclear war escalates, the friendship is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.

Ginger is drawn to poetry and protest, while Rosa shows Ginger how to smoke cigarettes, kiss boys and pray. Both rebel against their mothers: Rosa's single mum, Anoushka (Jodhi May), and Ginger's frustrated painter mother, Natalie (Christina Hendricks). Meanwhile, Ginger's pacifist father, Roland (Alessandro Nivola) seems a romantic, bohemian figure to the girls. He encourages Ginger's 'Ban-the-Bomb' activism, while Rosa starts to take a very different interest in him. As Ginger's parents fight and fall apart, Ginger finds emotional sanctuary with a gay couple, both named Mark (Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt), and their American friend, the poet Bella (Annette Bening). But as the Cuban Missile Crisis escalates - and it seems the world itself may come to an end - the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered.

2012Rating: M90 minsUK, Denmark, Canada, Croatia

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