Urgent and Heartbreaking New Irish Film, Rosie, Released in Irish Cinemas on 12 October
Posted: 10th October 2018
Hailed as “the most important Irish film of the year”, Paddy Breathnach’s, Rosie, is released in Irish cinemas this Friday, 12 October.
Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. Rosie examines how even in times of crisis; the love and strength of a family can endure.
The film received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last month and will screen in the Debate section of the BFI London Film Festival on 15 and 16 October. Since its world premiere at TIFF, Rosie has achieved widespread critical acclaim from both Irish and international press. Screen Daily calls the film “a heartbreaker”, praising the impressive performances throughout and particularly highlighting Sarah Greene in the titular role. Variety observes the film’s style, noting it has “a hand-held, often claustrophobic immediacy that is effectively tense.”
Entertainment.ie called it an “indispensable film about contemporary Ireland that demands to be seen by all”, while The Irish Times said it is “charged with raw emotion.”
Written by internationally acclaimed Irish author Roddy Doyle, Rosie stars Irish actors Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford in the lead roles. The title is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass for Element Pictures with Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe serving as executive producers.
Rosie opens in cinemas nationwide from Friday, 12 October. There will be two preview screenings taking place in Dublin’s Light House Cinema and the IFI on Thursday, 11 October, featuring a Q&A with director Paddy Breathnach and writer Roddy Doyle at both screenings.
"Staggering, heart-breaking and beautiful"
"The most important Irish film of the year"
"Incredible and deeply affecting"
"Powerful and thought-provoking"
"One of the films of the year"
"A sensitive, moving and timely depiction of homelessness in modern-day Ireland"