Win Clio Barnard's 'The Arbor' on DVD!

24/10/2013
We're giving away 5 copies of Clio Barnard's debut feature The Arbor, proudly distributed by ourselves! 
 

 The Arbor tells the powerful true story of Bradford  playwright Andrea Dunbar (The Arbor, Rita, Sue and Bob  Too) and her daughter Lorraine.


 Andrea Dunbar died tragically at the age of 29 in 1990,  leaving ten year old Lorraine with bitter childhood  memories. The Arbor catches up with Lorraine in the  present  day, also aged 29, ostracised from her  mother’s family and in prison undergoing rehab.              Re-introduced to her mother’s plays and letters, the film  follows Lorraine’s  personal journey as she reflects on  her own life and begins to understand the struggles  her  mother faced. Through interviews with other  members  of the Dunbar  family, we see a contrasting  view of  Andrea, in particular from Lorraine’s younger  sister Lisa,  who idolises Andrea to this day.
 

Transcending genre and defying categorisation, The Arbor is a truly unique work, a celebration of Dunbar's triumphs and a dissection her legacy, both from a wider society perspective and on a personal level as we witness the pain of her short and tragic life. 
 
To enter the competition simply answer the question: 

What year was The Arbor released in the UK? 

Email us your answer at info@vervepics.com 

We'll contact the winners on Monday 28th of October
 
 

"One of the year's most original films"
Time Out
 


"Heartrending, imaginative and compelling"
  Daily Express
 


"Extraordinarily powerful"
The Times
 


"A remarkable film"
 Daily Telegraph
 
 

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