After proving herself a worthy actress in films like Super 8 and Somewhere, Elle Fanning‘s most substantial role yet is coming to US theaters this year. After a successful fall festival run, the coming of age period piece Ginger & Rosa, from director Sally Potter (Orlando, The Tango Lesson), will see a limited release this spring and we’ve got the domestic trailer today.
Following Fanning as a girl in 1960s London, she must figure out just exactly what she believes in and go against those close to her. Featuring the solid ensemble of Alice Engert, Timothy Spall, Alice Englert, Oliver Platt, Jodhi May, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening, check out the promising trailer below thanks to The Playlist, along with a UK theatrical poster.
In 1962 London, two teenage girls, best friends since they were toddlers, are driven apart by a scandalous betrayal. Their mothers met in the hospital during childbirth, and Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Englert) have grown up together. Now teenagers on the cusp of maturity, the two become part of the emerging anti-nuclear protest movement. The relationship between Ginger’s parents (Christina Hendricks and Allesandro Nivola) is strained, with her father’s staunch activism at odds with the demands of home life even as a trio of family friends (Annette Bening, Oliver Platt and Timothy Spall) encourage Rosa’s own interest in the protest movement. When Ginger’s father begins an affair with Rosa, all their worlds crumble.
Ginger & Rosa opens on March 15th.
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