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3.9
521 Ratings

The Arbor

Directed by Clio Barnard
United Kingdom, 2010
Documentary

Synopsis

The fascinating and true story of troubled British playwright Andrea Dunbar, and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter.

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The Arbor Directed by Clio Barnard

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2011 | 2nd place: Best Documentary Feature Film

2011 | Nominee: Best First Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2011 | 3rd place: Best Documentary

CPH-DOX

2012

BFI London Film Festival

2010 | 2 wins including: Best British Newcomer

Critics reviews

Dunbar’s children supply much of the The Arbor’s dialogue and uncertainty, reckoning with her legacy and, at times, each other’s stories. Mixing hyper-realism and all-too-real suffering, The Arbor is a disorienting, moving testimony to difficult, irreducible life.
November 23, 2016
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