(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
The first trailer for Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa has been released this month, promising a number of stunning performances, especially from the film’s leads Elle Fanning (Super 8) and Alice Egbert (8).
The film centres on the title characters Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Englert) as they grow up in London in the early 1960s. Their adolescent interests in boys and hairstyles quickly become marginalized with the advent of the Cuban Missile Crisis looming over their heads. With the threat of nuclear holocaust escalating, their lifelong and insuperable friendship is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.
Not only does it promise strong performances, but it also looks like a very powerful film that will certainly be worth the watch on its release next month.
Also starring Annette Bening, Christina Hendricks and Alessandro Nivola, Ginger & Rosa opens in the UK on 19th October.