Director: Marcos Carnevale
Country: Argentina | 2009 | Feature
Duration: 105 min.
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
ANITA is based on the 1994 bombing of a Jewish neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Anita Feldman, a young woman with Down syndrome, lives a happy and sheltered life, cared for by her devoted mother. One tragic morning, her mother leaves Anita alone in the family's stationary shop. In those few minutes, her world is shattered; the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed. While her brother frantically searches for her, she wanders the streets confused for days on end, unable to explain where she lives. Her loving nature deeply touches those who cross her path, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants. Alejandra Manzo, an actress with Down syndrome, gives a heartbreaking and touching performance in the title role.
International Latino Film Festival of Los Angeles, Best Film and Audience Award, 2009
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