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Rosie Unclassified 18+

Director: Paddy Breathnach Country: Ireland (2018)
Language: English

Homelessness takes centre stage in this heartbreaking and urgent portrait of one working-class family’s increasingly desperate search for sanctuary amid Ireland’s housing crisis.

After a decision by their landlord to sell the home they rent, Rosie, her husband John Paul and their four children are suddenly without a fixed address. John Paul takes extra shifts at his restaurant dishwashing job, while Rosie searches for the impossible – an affordable home to rent in a brutally expensive market – as the family spends more time cramped together in their small car.

Paddy Breathnach sticks close to Rosie to make a wider comment on an oppressive, broken social system. Booker Prize-winning author and playwright Roddy Doyle’s (The Commitments) compassionate screenplay reduces the drama to a 36-hour period that emphasises mounting pressure and constricting space. Mining a similar vein of fury as Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, this Dublin Film Critics Circle award-winning film is timely, necessary viewing – a reminder of how easily any of us could be plunged into an impossible situation just like this.

“Roddy Doyle has written a very moving and insightful film about homelessness … The potency of the film lies in showing us that the ‘homeless’ are not a caste or tribe whose condition has been ordained at birth, and their situation is not a cosmic punishment for laziness – they are people like everyone else whose situation has been created by economic forces.” – The Guardian

Tickets

1420
Fri 09 Aug 4:00 pm [1420]
Rosie (86 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access
Past event
0801
Fri 16 Aug 6:30 pm [0801]
Rosie (86 mins)
Cinema Nova Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Darragh McKenzie, Ellie O'Halloran, Moe Dunford, Molly McCann, Ruby Dunne, Sarah Greene
Director
Paddy Breathnach
Producers
Andrew Lowe, Ed Guiney, Emma Norton, Emmet Fleming, Juliette Bonass, Rory Gilmartin
Screenwriter
Roddy Doyle
Cinematographer
Cathal Watters
Composer
Stephen Rennicks
Editor
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Limelight Distribution

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