Venue: The Corn Hall
Director: Sarah Gavron, UK, 2019, 1hr 33mins
With Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% / 84%
This gritty but ultimately uplifting British coming-of-age drama won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year and Best Screenplay, Rocks was nominated for four BAFTA's including Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director.
Following her mother's abrupt departure, a dynamic and determined teen goes to extraordinary lengths to protect and provide for her younger brother.
Rocks is a heartbreaking and heartwarming British coming-of-age drama that boasts an excellent ensemble of young performers.' **** Lewis Knight, Mirror
'What a wonderful, heart-breaking, life-affirming gem of a movie this is. ... Everything about these teenagers’ lives rings true, from their battles for survival to the exuberance of a classroom food fight.' ***** Mark Kermode, Observer
'What a wonderful, heart-breaking, life-affirming gem of a movie this is.
***** Mark Kermode, Observer