Rosie

This international film festival winner from Ireland tells the story of an Irish mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless.

Tackling the current homeless crisis in Ireland, specifically in the capital city of Dublin, Rosie is as relevant and timely a film as you’re ever likely to see.

Directed by Paddy Breathnach, and written by the award-winning writer Roddy Doyle (The Commitments), the film is an intimate character drama rather than an angry piece of protest cinema.

Although Rosie is about a national crisis, it is also intensely personal. Doyle may not be outwardly concerned with the politics, but his sense of anger is unmistakable as he attempts to show that the ordinary and decent people in Ireland are being humiliated and degraded on a daily basis.

In this sense, Rosie should make audiences angry. And it probably will.

PG-13 | 1h 26min | Drama | English subtitles