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Directed by: Marcos Carnevale
104 Minutes, 2011, Comedy; Drama

Anita┬áis 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.


Director: Marcos Carnevale

Cast: Alejandra Manzo

Cast: Norma Aleandro

Cast: Luis Luque

Cast: Leonor Manso

Cast: Peto Menahem

Written by: Marcos Carnevale

Written by: Marcela Guerty

Written by: Lily Ann Martin

Distributor: Menemsha Films


Best Actress - Alejandra ManzoProvidence Latin American Film Festival 2011

Audience Choice AwardLenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Choice AwardChicago Latino Film Festival 2011

Directors' Choice AwardBest Story of InspirationSedona International Film Festival 2011

Jury Prize - Best International FilmSonoma International Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Narrative FeatureWisconsin Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best Narrative FeatureLos Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2010

Audience AwardJewish Film Festival of Dallas 2010

Audience Award - Best Narrative FilmPittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival 2010

Audience Choice Award - Best FeatureLos Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2009

Best Supporting Actress - Leonor MansoAMPAS of Argentina Awards 2009