In the past few years, distaff coming-of-age stories have been coming thick and fast – but mostly for American teens. With Rocks, young girls growing up in London finally get a truthful portrait of their own.
Suffragette director Sarah Gavron helms the project, but gives credit to the group of young girls starring who helped shape the story through hours of workshopping to reach the most truthful portrait possible.
The film focuses on the eponymous Rocks, and the way her world turns upside down when one day her mother doesn't come home and she has to take care of her younger brother and find her way in the world.
It's not a tragic story though – Rocks looks to show all the light and laughter of being a teenage girl, as well as the fear and pressure that naturally comes with the experience as well.
The screenplay is crafted by Theresa Ikoko, and shows a brilliantly fresh way to capture the experience of growing up for a specific, heterogenous community.
Take a chance on some of the brightest most brilliant girls you'll see on the big screen this year.
|What||Rocks: Sarah Gavron's truthful story of London girlhood|
24 Apr 20 – 24 Apr 21, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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