Search-hdr
SHOW ALL

Default_anitawebsite

Anita

Large_menemsha_logo_high-resbrand
Foreign, Drama | Jewish, Latin American | 2009

Movie

Cast: Norma Aleandro, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso, Peto Menahem, Alejandra Manzo

Synopsis: Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina's history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants.

Additional Info: Anita is the latest from renowned filmmaker Marcos Carnevale, director of "Elsa & Fred".

Click here for more product from Menemsha Films.

Official Site: http://www.menemshafilms.com/anita.html

Learn more:
Best Supporting Actress
Leonor Manso
AMPAS of Argentinean Awards
2009
Audience Choice Award
Best Picture
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
2009
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
2010
Audience Award
Best Narrative Film
Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
2010
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Jewish Film Festival of Dallas
2010
Audience Award
Best International Film
Wisconsin Film Festival
2011
Jury Prize
Best Story of Inspiration
Sonoma International Film Festival
2011
Directors' Choice Award
The Lenore Marwil
Sedona International Film Festival
2011
Audience Choice Award
Alejandra Manzo
Chicago Latino Film Festival
2011
Audience Choice Award
Detroit Jewish Film Festival
2011
Best Actress
Providence Latin American Film Festival
2011