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Directed by Marcos Carnevale
 

Argentina

Released: 2011

Spanish

104 minutes

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.

 

Anita is the latest from renowned filmmaker Marcos Carnevale, director of "Elsa and Fred". The film stars Academy Award nominated actress Norma Aleandro (called the "Meryl Streep" of Argentina), Peto Menahem, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso (who was named Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 Argentine Academy Awards for her performance), and introduces Alejandra Manzo as Anita!

 

Anita

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Awards

 

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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