ROCKS
Feature Narrative | 93 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/11/2019 and 10/12/2019
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Directed By
Sarah Gavron

Produced By
Faye Ward
Ameenah Ayub Allen

Written By
Theresa Ikoko
Claire Wilson

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


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US Premiere

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.