The Arbor

  • CERT 15
  • 2010
  • 1 HR 34 MINS
  • 4 RATINGS
The Arbor

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The Arbor is the powerful true story of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar (The Arbor, Rita, Sue and Bob Too) and her daughter Lorraine. Andrea wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as 'a genius straight from the slums. When she died, tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, Lorraine was just ten years old. The Arbor catches up with Lorraine in the present day, also at 29; ostracised from her mothers family and in prison undergoing rehab. Through compelling interviews we learn that Lorraine sees her mother as a destructive force throughout her childhood; an alcoholic who let her suffer abuse and whom Lorraine blames for all that is wrong in her life. Through interviews with other members of the Dunbar family, we see a contrasting view of Andrea.

CAST AND CREW

Christine Bottomley Clio Barnard Danny Webb Manjinder Virk

GENRE

Documentary, Drama

CERTIFICATE

Suitable only for 15 years and over

RUN TIME

1 hour 34 minutes

RELEASED

2010

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