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Anita And Me

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. Meena wheedles her way into Anita's life, but the arrival of a baby brother, teenage hormones, impending entrance exams for the posh grammar school and a motorcycling rebel without a future, threaten to turn her salad days sour. Anita and Me paints a comic, poignant, compassionate and colourful portrait of village life in the era of flares, power cuts, glam rock, decimalisation and Ted Heath.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Metin Huseyin
Producer
Meera Syal
Co-Producer
Meera Syal
Editor
Annie Kocur
Screenwriter
Meera Syal, from her novel
Director of Photography
Cinders Forshaw
Sound
Martin Trevis
Music
Muso Music Limited
Principal Cast
Chandeep Uppal, Anna Brewster, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ayesha Dharker, Lynn Redgrave, Mark Williams, Max Beesley, Alex Freeborn, Kathy Burke, Meera Syal, Georgia Patrick, Omid Ojalili, Alina Iqbal, Rajinder Kaur

Production Company

Starfield Productions
50 Chiswick High Street
London W4 1SZ
UK

T +44 (0)20 8995 8060
F +44 (0)20 8994 1113

Sales
Company

Portman Film and Televison Ltd
21-25 St Anne's Court
London
W1V 3AW
UK

T +44 (0)20 7494 8024
F +44 (0)20 7840 5040

sales@portmanfilm.co.uk