Rave reviews for ‘Rosie’ September 12, 2018

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Housing crisis drama ‘Rosie’ earned rave reviews after its recent world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival!

Directed by Paddy Breathnach and written by Roddy Doyle,  ‘Rosie’ stars Sarah Greene (Rebellion) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (St Patrick’s Day).

The film ‘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.’

Since the film’s debut at TIFF, it holds the incredibly rare score of 100 percent on movie review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, with Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter calling it “A quietly, gradually heartbreaking portrait of regular people coping with a desperate situation.”

Pamela Hutchinson of Sight and Sound was equally forthright in her praise, stating “the message of this film is important, and in delivery it is warm, urgent and terribly affecting.

Kaleem Aftab of Cineuropa praised the central performances and avoidance of heavy-handiness, pointing out that “the family dynamic is full of love and tenderness, and it is to the film’s credit that it is at pains to avoid any accusations of miserabilism.”

Rosie completed Full Picture and Sound post here at Screen Scene and Ardmore Sound, and is set for Irish cinema release this October.