The Guardian described this as the best film at this year’s Toronto Film Festival – high praise for a relatively low budget British movie without big names. Director Sarah Gavron (whose Suffragette we previewed), along with writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson, has created a magical piece of cinema centred on Shola (aka Rocks) and her younger brother Emmanuel. When their mother goes AWOL the siblings are faced with a foster home and separation, unless they can escape the clutches of social services. The film is an extremely funny celebration of life, with amazing young actors. ‘Recalls The Bicycle Thief redone in rich colours with a hip afro-beat soundtrack’ – Variety.

Followed by a live Skype Q&A with director Sarah Gavron and others.

Supported by Bath BID

With huge thanks to both our Gold Stars: IMDb, Earthsong, GWR and BFI Filmhub SW and to our Silver Stars: HSH Motor Group, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Bath BID, GoCompere, The Norie Trust, Solitude, FCB Studios, TSL Consulting and No15 Gt Pultney.

Ticket prices

Standard £13
Concession £11.25
Premier £14.50
Concession Premier £12.25

Sarah Gavron

Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu

93 min


Release year

Short film
Fifteen, Peiman Zekavat, UK, 10m

Preview screening courtesy of Altitude