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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte Jewish Film Festival film sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Charlotte

Anita is a young Jewish Argentine woman with Down syndrome living with her devoted mother.  Into Anita's protective and loving environment, the outside world intrudes. What begins as a tragedy turns into an odyssey of discovery, resilience and compassion as Anita wanders the streets of Buenos Aires, receiving help and companionship in unexpected quarters.

Writer-director Marcos Carnevale's controlled, mature cinematic style draws you in while the superb performances from Norma Aleandro (the "Meryl Streep of Argentina), Leonor Manso (Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 Argentine Academy Awards for this performance), and newcomer Alejandra Manzo keep you captivated.

Drama/Argentina/Spanish with subtitles/104 minutes/2009

Audience Choice Award - Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival 2011
Audience Choice Award - Chicago Latino Film Festival 2011
Director's Choice Award - Sedona International Film Festival 2011
Jury Prize - Best International Film - Sonoma International Film Festival 2011
Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature - Wisconsin Film Festival 2011
Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature - Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2010
Audience Award - Jewish Film Festival of Dallas 2010
Audience Award - Best Narrative Film - Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival 2010
Audience Choice Award - Best Feature - Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2009

"I find "Anita" a wondrously hopeful film. If you believe in the inherent goodness of human beings, it is the "feel-good" movie of the season. "  - The Boca Raton Tribune

"Like Homer's "Odyssey," the film "Anita" is the story of someone trying to find her way home. Anita's gentle devotion and humble tranquility eventually win over everyone who takes her in."  - The Jewish Daily Forward

"A profoundly hopeful study of human innocence, compassion and resilience."  - Robert Avila, San Francisco Bay Guardian

All ticket purchases for the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival are non-refundable. In the event a screening is cancelled due to inclement weather, an alternative screening date will be offered.


Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium 5 (View)
14815 John J Delany Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
United States


Film > Festivals

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