After making it’s world premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival , Sarah Gavron’s spellbinding drama Rocks will finally getting it’s UK cinema release. To celebrate the upcoming release Altitude Films have released a new Trailer and clip showcases the spirit of girlhood.
The film has travelled around the international film festival circuit leaving with critical acclaim. Not just for the director but also the the cast who are all first time actors.
The film follows a young girl named ‘rocks’ who after her mother disappears, she’s forced to look after her younger brother. With authorities on her back constantly, she realise she can’t do it all on her own.
This core group of British girls, who all come from differing cultural backgrounds including Nigerian, Somali, Polish, Bangladeshi, English and Congolese-Ghanaian, emerged out of extensive workshops in which they generously shared experiences of friendship, their cultures, social media and school life as part of the filmmaking process.
The film follows teenager Rocks (Bakray) who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. A film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood.
The lead cast features Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Anastasia Dymitrow, Afi Okaidja and D’angelou Osei Kissiedu.
Rocks will be released in the UK and Ireland from 18th September.