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ANITA AND ME

by Metin Huseyin

synopsis

Meena is twelve years old and lives in the village of Tollington "the jewel of the Black Country" - in 1972. She is the daughter of Indian parents who have come to England to give her a better life. Her idyllic adolescence, surrounded by eccentric relatives and friends, is disrupted by the arrival in Tollington of Anita Rutter and her dysfunctional family. At 14 - blonde, aloof, beautiful, outrageous and sassy - Anita is everything Meena thinks she wants to be.

original title: ANITA AND ME
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Portman Film and Television
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Metin Huseyin
film run: 92'
release date: UK 22/11/2002
screenplay: Meera Syal
cast: Chandeep Uppal, Anna Brewster, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ayesha Dharker, Lynn Redgrave
cinematography by: Cinders Forshaw
film editing: Annie Kocur
art director: Caroline Hanania, Thrisha Edward
costumes designer: Susannah Buxton
music: Muso Music Limited
producer: Paul Raphael
production: Starfield Productions Ltd., UK Film Council
distributor: Icon Film Distribution
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