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English title: Rocks
Original title: Rocks
German title: Rocks
Great Britain, 2019

Director: Gavron, Sarah
Production company: A Fable Pictures, BFI, The Wellcome Trust
Co-producers: Head Gear Films (UK), Kreo Films (AE), Metrol Technology
Age recommendation: 15 years and up
Length: 93 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Rocks (15) is a teenage girl with big dreams for the future, loyal fun friends and an adoring, though mischievous, little brother, Emmanuel (7). Rocks enjoys school (as much as any teenager does) and lives a full vibrant life in East London with her team of London-centric best mates. Rocks’ world is turned upside down when she returns from school to find her mum gone, leaving some cash and a note offering little explanation except that she is sorry. Determined to stick with her brother and avoid being taken into care against all odds, Rocks leaves her home and hides in pockets of East London, and as each day becomes tougher and her secret harder to hide, Rocks starts to push away those who love her and her friendship group begins to fracture. When the authorities finally catch up with her, there is really only one source of support for her to turn to: her friends. A film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood.

Toronto IFF 2019, San Sebastian IFF 2019. Busan IFF 2019, BFI London IFF 2019, KINOdiseea Bucharest 2019, Cine Junior Paris 2020 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2020, Zlin CFF 2020, Independent FF Osnabrück 2020, Kristiansand CFF 2021 (awarded), Buster CFF Copenhagen 2021, Sevilla IFF 2021

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: Swedish

World sales address/es:
Altitude Film Sales (GB)