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  • Starring: Alejandra Manzo, Norma Aleandro, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso, Peto Menahem
  • Written By: Marcos Carnevale, Marcela Guerty, Lily Ann Martin
  • Distributed By: Menemsha Films
  • Country: Argentina
  • Language: Spanish

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Anita

Jewish | 2011 | 104 min.
Directed by: Marcos Carnevale

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.

Critical Acclaim

Best Actress - Alejandra Manzo
Providence Latin American Film Festival 2011

Audience Choice Award
Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Choice Award
Chicago Latino Film Festival 2011

Directors' Choice Award
Best Story of Inspiration
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

Best Supporting Actress - Leonor Manso
AMPAS of Argentina Awards 2009

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