Rocks at Glasgow Film Theatre


21 – 24 September, 2020

Rocks (Bukky Bakray) is a London teenager whose life is radically altered when she is left on her own with a little brother who needs her. Fearing they will be separated, she decides to step up to the situation. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. Rocks is a film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood.

Based on a script by award-winning playwrights Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson, and directed by Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Brick Lane), Rocks is a raucous celebration of female friendship told with wit, compassion and vibrant performances from a stunning young ensemble cast. GFF20

‘An energetic five-star triumph.’ ★★★★★ – The Guardian

‘The most authentic film about British teens in years.’ – The Independent

‘Sisterhood at its most powerful.’ – ELLE

Review by Mark Kermode in The Guardian:

‘Written by up-and-coming Nigerian-British playwright/screenwriter Theresa Ikoko with film and TV writer Claire Wilson, and directed by Sarah Gavron (who made 2007’s Brick Lane and 2015’s Suffragette), Rocks is a genuinely collaborative production, born out of workshops with young people at a range of schools and youth hubs. It’s an anti-hierarchical approach that has given this team effort an impressively authentic edge.

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