Audiences & Critics Love “ANITA”, Starring Oscar Nominee Norma Aleandro – Starts Friday, April 20th in Boston
From Marcos Carnevale Director of Elsa & Fred
Starring Academy Award Nominee Norma Aleandro
and Introducing Alejandra Manzo
Winner of 9 US Film Festival
“Like Homer’s “Odyssey”, the film “Anita” is the story of someone trying to find her way home. Anita’s gentle devotion and humble tranquility eventually win over everyone who takes her in.”
- Paul Hiebert, The Jewish Daily Forward
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“A wondrously hopeful film. If you believe in the inherent goodness of human beings, it is the ‘feel-good’ movie of the season.”
- Boca Raton Tribune
“Alejandra Manzo shines in the role (of Anita), drawing viewers in with her sincerity, tenacity and joy. Also notable is the fine work of Norma Aleandro, who plays Anita’s mother.”
- Pittsburgh City Paper
Synopsis: The film follows Anita, 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 (Norma Aleandro). But one tragic morning changes everything when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless when the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history). As she 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.