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Rosie

Rated Parental Guidance (Coarse Language) ~ Runs 86 minutes

Dir.: Paddy Breathnach, Ireland, 2019

Sarah Green, Moe Dunford, Ellie O'Halloran, Ruby Dunne

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards winner for Best Film & Best Actress

“Roddy Doyle (the Snapper, The Committments) has written a very moving and insightful film about homelessness. It is powerfully acted, especially by Sarah Greene in the leading role. The potency of the film lies in showing us that the ‘homeless’ are not a caste or tribe whose condition has been ordained at birth, and their situation is not a cosmic punishment for laziness – they are people like everyone else whose situation has been created by economic forces. Rosie is a mother of four, her partner John Paul works in a restaurant kitchen; they were living entirely happily and responsibly in a rented house in north Dublin, until their landlord decided to sell it. So the family are looking for somewhere else to rent, but rents are unaffordable, and during their increasingly panicky search for a new place, they find themselves having to beg social services for interim overnight placements in hotel rooms: a different place each time. And all the time they have to keep up appearances, while the possibility of having to sleep in the car gets ever closer... There is great sadness in this film – and great anger.” - Peter Bradshow, The Guardian (UK)



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