Rocks
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    89m

  • Release date

    30/04/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

Film

Rocks

infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

Directed by acclaimed British filmmaker Sarah Gavron and written by Theresa Ikoko (winner of the Alfred Fagon award in 2015 for her play ‘Girls’) and Claire Wilson (Little Drummer Girl, Gangs of London), the film was uniquely crafted in collaboration with their mostly first-time actors, Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Anastasia Dymitrow and Afi Okaidja. This eventual core group of British girls, who all come from differing cultural backgrounds including Nigerian, Somali, Polish, Bangladeshi, English and Congolese-Ghanaian, emerged out of extensive workshops in which they generously shared their experiences of growing up in the UK, friendship, their cultural identities, social media, and their school life. The film follows teenager Rocks (Bukky Bakray) who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. 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.

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    89m

  • Release date

    30/04/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

ROCKS is a British drama in which a teenage girl must care for her younger brother when they are abandoned by their mother.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k') and use of milder terms including 'dickhead', 'bitch' and 'shit'.

Sex

A teenager worries that using a tampon means she will have lost her virginity. In another scene a teenage girl accuses an adult male of going through her things and 'touching' himself.

A man is accused of paedophilia. There are scenes of underage drinking and sequences of emotional distress as two siblings are taken in by social services.

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
RocksFilm89m 26sAltitude Film Distribution23/03/2020
RocksFilm1m 43sAltitude Film Distribution19/03/2020
RocksFilm89m 26sAltitude Film Distribution23/03/2020
RocksFilm1m 43sAltitude Film Distribution19/03/2020
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
RocksTrailer1m 48sAltitude Film Distribution30/01/2020
RocksTrailer1m 48sAltitude Film Distribution30/01/2020
  • Classified date

    23/03/2020

  • Director(s)

    Sarah Gavron

  • Cast

    Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Tawheda Begum, Ruby Stokes, Kosar Ali, Bukky Bakray

  • BBFC reference

    ARF378648