Rocks + Satellite Q&A

Rocks + Satellite Q&A

classified 12A


Please note: This was screened in Oct 2019

Sarah Gavron
Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu
90 mins, 2019, UK
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Presented live from the BFI London Film Festival this vibrant and hugely engaging portrait of female friendship and growing up in London is the latest from director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Suffragette) and writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson.

Rocks is a London teenager with ordinary cares; hanging with her crew and helping to look after her little brother. Returning from an ordinary day at school, she discovers her mother isn’t home – just a little cash and an apology note. Fearing that she and her brother will be separated, Rocks decides not to tell anyone and instead copes with her brother alone.

Based on a script from award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson (The Little Drummer Girl), this superb drama was developed through extensive workshops with director Sarah Gavron (Suffragette) and the female cast, all of whom were discovered through casting sessions at schools. It's drawn favourable comparisons to Céline Sciamma's 2014 hit Girlhood.

Not released in the UK until April 2020 this is a fantastic opportunity to see in advance what promises to be one of next year's most vibrant, entertaining and watchable films. Check out The Guardian's brilliant 5* Review.

LFF Education at the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is giving more children and young people across the UK the chance to enjoy brilliant films from this year’s London Film festival with a series of free feature film screenings and Q+A’s - live-streamed to venues across the UK!

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Followed by a satellite Q&A streamed live from the BFI London Film Festival with director Sarah Gavron, writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson, Producer Ameenah Allen and actors Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali.