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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: July 7

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Andrea Arnold,

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Ahead of the Cannes premiere of her documentary about a cow, the Oscar-winning director reflects on how a childhood spent in the Kent edgelands informed her life, work and worldview.

Whenever I have felt troubled or lost or overwhelmed with life I have always sought nature. It has always grounded me and put me in touch with myself again. No one taught me this. It came quite naturally. Like some innate knowledge. Partly I think because I had a very free childhood. My mum had me very young, at 16, and three siblings followed by the time she was 22. My dad was only a few years older. I never saw him that much in my early years and he was gone completely by the time I was 10.

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