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LONG-FEATURE FILMS
THE ARBOR


Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2010
Duration: 90'
Direction: Clio Barnard
Cinematographer: Ole Birkeland
Editor: Nick Fenton, Daniel Goddard
Production: Tracy O''Riordan
http://moonspunfilms.com

Spanish premiere

A housing project in 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. Director Clio Barnard could have adapted 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. After spending two years conducting audio interviews with Dunbar's family, friends, and neighbors, Barnard filmed actors lip-synching the interviews, flawlessly interpreting every breath, tick, and nuance. Barnard's film focuses in particular on the playwright's troubled relationship with her daughter Lorraine. Dunbar died tragically in 1990 at age 29; Barnard connects with Lorraine—now age 29 herself—to reintroduce her to her mother's plays and private letters, prompting her to reflect on the parallels between their lives.
Awards
Douglas Hickox Award, British Independent Film Awards; Best Novel Filmmaker & Best Original Opera Prima , London Film Festival 2010; Best Documentary Filmmaker, Tribeca Film Festival.

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard’s work is concerned with the relationship between fictional film language and documentary. She has often dislocated sound and image by constructing fictional images around verbatim audio. Her films include: Plotlands (Whitstable Biennale), Road Race (Film London), Random Acts of Intimacy (BFI/Channel 4) and Headcase (Arts Council England / Channel 4). Her work has shown in cinemas, international film festivals and galleries including Tate Modern, Tate Britian and MoMA, New York. The Arbor is Clio Barnard’s debut feature.
Selecterd filmography
The Arbor (2010)
Flood (2003)
Random Acts of Intimacy (2002)
Lambeth Marsh (2000)
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
CinetecaFilmoteca CatalunyaInstitut FrançaisHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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