Ginger & Rosa

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Ginger & Rosa
Ginger & Rosa Poster.jpg
Directed by Sally Potter
Produced by Christopher Sheppard
Andrew Litvin
Written by Sally Potter
Starring Elle Fanning
Alice Englert
Alessandro Nivola
Christina Hendricks
Annette Bening
Cinematography Robbie Ryan
Edited by Anders Refn
BBC Films
British Film Institute
Det Danske Filminstitut
Distributed by Artificial Eye (UK)
A24 (US)
Release date(s)
  • 7 September 2012 (2012-09-07) (Toronto)
  • 19 October 2012 (2012-10-19) (United Kingdom)
  • 15 March 2013 (2013-03-15) (United States)
Running time 90 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $1,616,973[2]

Ginger & Rosa is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Sally Potter and distributed by Artificial Eye.[3] The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2012,[4] and was released on 19 October 2012 in the United Kingdom.[5]


London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa – are inseparable. They play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates in the Cuban missile crisis, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered – by the clash of desire and the determination to survive:[6]



Ginger & Rosa shot at several locations in Kent including Dengemarsh Sound Mirrors, Lydd on Sea, Lade Beach, Greatstone, Lydd Ranges, Lydd and Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey.[7]


Ginger & Rosa received generally positive reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 79% of 101 critics gave the film a good review, with an average rating of 6.7/10 and the consensus that "Elle Fanning gives a terrific performance in this powerful coming-of-age tale about a pair of teenage girls whose friendship is unnerved by the threat of nuclear war." Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score from 1 to 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gave the film a 70 based on 24 critics indicating "generally favorable reviews." Swedish critic Pidde Andersson compared the film favourably to the films of Jean Rollin.[8]


  1. ^ "GINGER & ROSA (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
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  3. ^ "Films – Ginger and Rosa". BBC. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  4. ^ Mark Olsen (September 8, 2012). "Elle Fanning tears up on screen and off with 'Ginger and Rosa'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ginger and Rosa | UK Cinema Release Date". Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  6. ^ "Ginger & Rosa Trailer, News, Videos, and Reviews". Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Ginger and Rosa (2012)". Kent Film Office. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
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