Principal photography on Sally Potter’s new film has been completed after a five-week shoot on location in and around London.
This new project is Sally’s seventh feature film, with an exceptional cast, including Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Jodhi May, Annette Bening and Alice Englert.
Written and directed by Sally Potter, the producers are Christopher Sheppard and Andrew Litvin.
Here is the synopsis:
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, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered - by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.
Photograph of Annette Bening and Elle Fanning by Nicola Dove © Adventure Pictures Ltd
The film is an Adventure Pictures Production, presented by the British Film Institute and BBC Films in association with The Match Factory, Ingenious, Media House Capital, the Danish Film Institute and Miso Film.
Co-producers are Peter Bose, Jonas Allen, Lene Bausager and Michael Weber with the following as Executive Producers: Reno Antoniades, Aaron L Gilbert, Goetz Grossman, Joe Oppenheimer and Paula Alvarez Vaccaro.
The Match Factory is handling international sales on the film, and pre-sales have been completed for Australia (Transmission) and Scandinavia (Future Film), with Concorde Filmverleih set as the German distributor.
Photograph of Alice Englert, Elle Fanning, Sally Potter and crew by Nicola Dove © Adventure Pictures Ltd
Sally Potter directed her first feature, THE GOLD DIGGERS, starring Julie Christie, in 1983. Potter then made a short, THE LONDON STORY, and several documentaries before the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning ORLANDO (1992), starring Tilda Swinton, which Potter adapted from Virginia Woolf’s classic novel. This was followed by THE TANGO LESSON (1996) and THE MAN WHO CRIED (2000), starring Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp and Cate Blanchet. In 2004 Potter made YES, starring Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, and Sam Neill. Potter’s last feature film, RAGE (2009), starred Judi Dench, Jude Law, Steve Buscemi, Simon Abkarian and Dianne Wiest and was the first film to premiere simultaneously in cinemas and on mobile phones.