#"Rocks"; #CameronBailey; TIFF2019
Toronto, Sept 6 (Canadian-Media): The film 'Rocks', world premiered on the opening night of TIFF 2019 on Sep 5 is about a teenage girl who is thrown in struggling situation to take care of herself and her younger brother.
Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-head of the TIFF was present on the stage prior to the premiering of the film and spoke about the importance of portraying young energetic women.
British director Sarah Gavron tells the story of a teenage girl who sees foundation shattered out from under her and needs to find help from her equally precarious friends.
Gavron was present on red carpet before she went into the theatre.
Sarah Gavron on the red carpet of Elgin theatre
Shola (Bukky Bakray), or Rocks, as she's known, lives in a London council flat with her younger brother Emmanuel and their single mother. One day Rocks realized that her busy and stressed mother had left the house comes and this jolts her life and finds herself on her own with a child to take care of with resilience. When her closest friend Sumaya (Kosar Ali) tries to help, Rocks doesn't know how to accept it, blinded by Sumaya's two-parent household and relative comfort.
By staying close to her protagonist, she had crafted an empathetic portrait of a girl at a turning point, and exalts the essential value of friends.
Cast and crew of the film 'Rocks' on red carpet, with the actress Rocks seen on extreme left
Sarah Gavron, the British director and producer of her latest film 'Rocks' holds a master's degree in film studies from the Edinburgh College of Art. She had directed documentary Village at the End of the World (12), the feature films This Little Life (03) and Brick Lane (07), and Suffragette (15).
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)