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Anita and Me

Anita and Me
Anita and Me

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89 minutes




English / Hindi / Punjabi


Meera Syal's coming-of-age novel makes a successful transition to the big screen in this film adaptation. Set in the Midlands of the 1970s, the story concerns Meena, a young British Asian girl starting to navigate the path between innocence and maturity. Her parents want her to be a good Punjabi girl, but Meena wants to decide her own future and finds herself drawn to the rebellious older white girl, Anita. Meanwhile, racial tension casts an uneasy shadow on the local community. This is a funny, moving and thought-provoking film.

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Contains moderate violence, language and sex references.

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