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The Arbor

The Arbor
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 94 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clio Barnard
  • Cast: Christine Bottomley, Neil Dudgeon, Robert Emms

Powerful experimental study of the life and legacy of Yorkshire playwright Andrea Dunbar, who died aged just 29. Barnard focuses on her works, blurring documentary and fiction as she interviews Dunbar's children and characters from her deprived Buttershaw estate home through the medium of actors.

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The Arbor

22 Oct 20104 stars

(15) 94min Writer-director Clio Barnard’s The Arbor takes its title from a semi-autobiographical play written by the late Yorkshire playwright Andrea Dunbar, who grew up on the deprived Buttershaw estate in Bradford. Dunbar was just fifteen when she…

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