Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ginger & Rosa

Writer/Director Sally Potter has created a poignant coming-of-age story with Ginger & Rosa.


The age is 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which struck terror into the heart of every thinking human, but especially young Ginger, who was born, as was her best friend Rosa, at the time the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.   

 The two girls have been best friends all their lives, but the world’s impending doom and the booming hormones of womanhood begin to change all that.
Elle Fanning gives a superb performance as Ginger and is admirably backed-up by Alice Englert, who I enjoyed tremendously in Beautiful Creatures, as Rosa.

Beautifully photographed by Robbie Ryan, whose use of close-ups fully explores every nuance of the girls and the superb supporting cast, including Christina Hendricks, Alessandro Nivola, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Annette Bening, Ginger & Rosa clearly depicts the advent of the protest era of the ‘60s.
I give Ginger & Rosa a 4 out of 5.


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