Although many look to cinema for pure escapism, it has the power to create profound statements that shed light on troubling circumstances. For Rosie, the focus is on the homeless epidemic in Ireland. And by remaining subtle, it has great weight and substance.
The following review will be spoiler free.
Directed By: Paddy Breathnach
Written By: Roddy Doyle
Starring: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Darragh McKenzie, and Molly McCann
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 crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.
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