The remarkable true story of Andrea Dunbar and her daughter Lorraine. Andrea was 'a genius straight from the slums' who wrote unflinchingly about her tough upbringing in plays like Rita, Sue and Bob Too. Andrea died at just 29, and The Arbor revisits the notorious Buttershaw Estate to see how it has changed in the two decades since Dunbar's death. Also aged 29, Andrea's daughter is now a recovering addict in prison. Over lip-synched audio interviews with family and residents, the film follows Lorraine's personal journey as she reflects on her own life and begins to understand the struggles her mother faced.
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"Part documentary, part drama, this exceptional experimental film by artist and lecturer Clio Barnard explores the life and legacy of Andrea Dunbar..." - Time Out
Outstanding Debut: BAFTA 2010