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Posts for February 21, 2021

Rocks, 2019 - ★★★★

Great, moving film about a teenaged girl whose mother leaves — it’s never stated why, but most likely because of mental health problems — who tries to keep life going normally for herself and her little brother. Inevitably there are problems, with school, with social workers. 

It’s set and filmed in and around Hackney, so I feel like these could be people I see on the streets, people my kids went to school with. 

Refreshingly, many clichés are avoided: the problems are not about drugs or gangs, or even race. 

A top piece of work.

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