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Rosie

Director: Paddy Breathnach

Cast: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran

Genre: Drama

Duration: 89 minutes – English (2018)

Rosie is a mother to four kids and partner to John Paul. They are a family without a home. Set over 36 intense hours, Rosie is the story of a woman trying to protect her loved ones and maintain their dignity in a deepening crisis. Within the constant struggles of finding a temporary roof to put over their heads while they try to find somewhere more permanent, the film examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Rosie won the Dublin Film Critics Circle Award and Best Feature Film Award at Irish Film Festival London in 2018.

A gripping portrait of a mother who is mangled by circumstances and deserves a medal for patience.’ International Film Festival Rotterdam.

“Draws considerable power from a pervasive ignorance on just how thin the barrier is between housing security and absolute free fall.’ Dominic Griffin, Spectrum Culture.

‘Director Paddy Breathnach shows Rosie coping, multi-tasking, melting down, loving, forging ahead. She is beautiful in every way. Her story is too.’ Martha K. Baker, KDHX St. Louis.

Dates:

Johannesburg
3 Dec – 18.00
8 Dec – 14.00
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Pretoria
2 Dec – 18.00
7 Dec – 16.00
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Cape Town:
4 Dec – 18.00
7 Dec – 16.00
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Ticket price – Festival rate: R67

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