Sarah Gavron (Suffragette) returns with this intimate, honest portrait of a teenage girl who suddenly finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother.

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ROCKS is a film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood. Teenage girl Rocks has big dreams for the future, loyal fun friends and an adoring, though mischievous, little brother. She enjoys school (as much as any teenager does) and lives a full vibrant life in East London with her team of London-centric female best friends. Rocks’ world is turned upside down when she returns from school to find her mum gone, having left some cash and a note offering little explanation except that she is sorry. Determined to stick with her brother and avoid being taken into care against all odds, Rocks leaves her home and hides in pockets of East London. As each day becomes tougher and her secret harder to hide, Rocks starts to push away those who love her, and her friendship group begins to fracture.

Sarah Gavron, UK, 2019, 93 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D’angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes.