30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Arbor United Kingdom 2009 | 88 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard (*1965) is a well knowndirector of documentaries. Her films ascreened at big international filmfestivals andin big museums like the Tate Britain. This isher feature film debut.

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A street in Bradford, Northern England known as „The Arbor“ left an indelible impression on playwright Andrea Dunbar. She grew up there, named her first play after it and based all of her subsequent work there, of which her best known Rita Sue and Bob Too was adapted successfully for the big screen in 1987. She died tragically at the age of 29, leaving 3 young children. - Director Clio Barnard could have adapated Dunbar‘s play The Arbor for the screen or made a conventional documentary on her life, but instead she has crafted a captivating and truly unique work that transcends genre and defies categorization.
Original title: The Arbor
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Clio Barnard
Cast: Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley, Neil Dudgeon, Jimi Mistry
Producer: Tracy O'Riordan
Director of Photography: Ole Birkeland
Music: Harry Escott, Molly Nyman
Production Design: Matthew Button
Editor: Nick Fenton, Daniel Goddard
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wavelenght Pictures | Phone: +44 79 68 772 792 | Email: |
Production: Arbor Films Ltd


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