Narrative Feature | 93 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Sarah Gavron

Produced by
Faye Ward, Ameenah Ayub Allen

Written by
Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson

Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes

2019 | English | UK

Living with her single mother and little brother in working class London, teenager Rocks (Bukka Bakray) spends most of her time roaming through the city with her supportive and energetic group of best friends. Returning home from school one day, Rocks finds her mother has disappeared, leaving her alone to take care of her brother and find a way for them to continue living under the same roof. Created in close collaboration with her cast of remarkable British newcomers, director Sarah Gavron (SUFFRAGETTE, HIFF 2015) eschews the expected beats of Rocks’ story with a remarkably honest, empathetic, and ultimately uplifting take on the power of perseverance and friendship in the toughest of situations.