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ROCKS

by Sarah Gavron

synopsis

Rocks is a popular teenager with big dreams for the future, brilliant friends and an adoring little brother Emmanuel. But her world is turned upside down when her mother suddenly leaves. Determined to stick with her brother and avoid being taken into care against all odds, Rocks leaves her home and hides around London with the help of her loyal - or maybe not so loyal - friends. As each day becomes tougher, Rocks pushes away those who love her and her friendship squad begins to fracture. When the authorities finally catch up with her, there is only one solution: her friends. Rocks and her girls embark on a courageous, joyous and at times precarious journey, bouncing between moments of wisdom and crippling innocence. A film about the resilience and spirit of girlhood.

international title: Rocks
original title: Rocks
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Altitude Film Entertainment Sales
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Sarah Gavron
film run: 93'
screenplay: Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson
cast: Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Anastasia Dymitrow, Afi Okaidja, Sarah Niles
cinematography by: Hélène Louvart
film editing: Maya Maffioli
art director: Alice Normington
music: Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch
producer: Faye Ward, Ameenah Ayub Allen
executive producer: Natascha Wharton, Julia Oh, Daniel Battsek, Sue Bruce-Smith, Emma Duffy, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Sarah Gavron, Hannah Farrell
production: Fable Pictures, British Film Institute (BFI), Film4, Head Gear Films
backing: The Wellcome Trust (UK)
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