GINGER & ROSA is an upcoming 1960s set coming-of-age drama directed by veteran filmmaker Sally Potter, who is still best known for her 1992 film “Orlando,” which featured a breakthrough role for Tilda Swinton. Premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the film starring Elle Fanning and newcomer Alice Englert as the titular charaters.
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.
- via Guardian