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Rocks Rated 12A


Dir. Sarah Gavron. UK, 2019. 1h 33m. Starring Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum.

A young teenage girl finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother after their single mother abandons them. With social services alerted, they go on the run, relying on the help of their tight knight group of friends. A fresh and riotously funny coming-of-age story co-written British-Nigerian playwright Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson with collaboration from the film’s young cast.

‘Respectfully crafted, righteously funny and tender, Gavron has defined a generation like no-one else, and these efforts are not to be ignored.’ ★★★★★ Beth Webb, Empire Magazine

‘What a wonderful, heart-breaking, life-affirming gem of a movie this is.’ ★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer