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Rocks
Rocks
Release date
10th Apr 2020
Running time
1hr 33mins
Director
Sarah Gavron
Cast
D'angelou Osei Kissiedu,Bukky Bakray,Kosar Ali

Rocks

12A cinema age rating film certificate  

Shola, also known as Rocks, is a tough teenager whose resilience is put to the test when her single mother abandons their family home. Rocks must find the strength and compassion to take care of both her younger brother and herself. Bukky Bakray delivers an emotive performance as Rocks, appearing with Kosar Ali and D’angelou Osei Kissiedu in a story about a young girl forced to step up further than most teenagers would, directed by Sarah Gavron.

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In a group of East London girls just trying to get through year 11 is Shola (Bukky Bakray), known to her mates as Rocks. What she lacks in academia she makes up for in her talent for cosmetics, running a side gig amid the chaos at her family home.

Things get worse when her single mum disappears, leaving Rocks and her little brother, Emanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu), to fend for themselves. Determined to make things work, Rocks resolves to look after her little brother, but finds it tough while she’s still In school and so young herself. That’s where friends like Sumaya (Kosar Ali) offer to step up to help her out. Can Rocks make the most of the goodwill from her girl gang?

Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Brick Lane) directs Rocks, an emotional tale about a resilient girl from East London left to lead her family alone. It stars newcomers Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali and D’angelou Osei Kissiedu as gut-wrenching characters facing the toughest of times.

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