Black and White is the New Black

Introducing two very different films that make splendid use of monochrome. Festival Veteran Sally Potter turns back the clock with Ginger & Rosa.

Blancanieves

Spain 2012/104 min/Censor rating tbc

The year’s most acclaimed and fabulously stylish Spanish film transplants a classic fairy tale to 1920s Seville. “Lavishly upholstered in silvery black and white… a grotesquely beautiful new take on the Snow White fable.” –  NPR

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Frances Ha

USA 2012/86 mins/Censors rating tbc

Greta Gerwig stars in and co-wrote this charming portrait of an aspiring dancer floundering in hipster Brooklyn. Directed by Noah Baumbach. “Cutely serious… Gerwig’s performance is full of depth and nuance.” — The Guardian

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Ginger & Rosa

UK/Denmark 2012/90 mins/Censors rating tbc

Two remarkable young actresses, Elle Fanning and Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), illuminate Sally Potter’s coming-of-age tale set in a pre-feminist 60s London bohemia.

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