A joyful and street-savvy film that pulses with authentic, vibrant characters and a whole lot of heart, Rocks is directed by British filmmaker Sarah Gavron (Suffragette 2015).
Rocks (Bukky Bakray), a teenager of Nigerian heritage living in East London, raps with her friends at school and has the motto ‘Real Queens fix each other’s crowns’ on her bedroom wall. Her world is upended when her mother leaves a small amount of cash and a note to say she’s going away indefinitely. Now the sole carer for her younger brother, Rocks must make the money last and hide from child welfare when they come knocking. Uninterested in recreating ‘coming of age’ tropes, Gavron instead assuredly explores the messiness and glory of friendship as a young woman comes to understand her own resilience and power.
|Producer:||Ameenah Ayub Allen, Faye Ward|
|Cast:||Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D’angelou Osei Kissiedu|
|Script:||Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson|
|Rights:||The Festival Agency|