Rose Plays Julie

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in Sept 2021

Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy
Ann Skelly, Orla Brady, Aidan Gillen
100 mins, 2019, Ireland Uk
Primary language

The latest film from Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (Helen, Mister John, Further Beyond) is a fantastically eerie thriller about a young woman who tracks down her birth parents.

Rose (Ann Skelly), is an adopted child, and she has long wanted to know who her biological parents are. After years trying to trace her birth mother, Rose now has details. When she calls, it quickly becomes clear that her birth mother wants no contact. Rose travels from Dublin to London to confront her birth mother, Ellen (Orla Brady).

Ellen is deeply disturbed when Rose turns up unannounced. But Rose proves very tenacious and Ellen is forced to reveal a secret she has kept hidden for over 20 years. This revelation forces Rose to accept the nature of how she came into existence. What Rose cannot possibly foresee is that she is on a collision course that will prove both violent and unsettling – dark forces gather and threaten to destroy her already fragile sense of her own identity…