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Rose Plays Julie Rated 15

Rose Plays Julie

Dir. Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy. Ireland, 2019. 1h 40m. Starring Ann Skelly, Orla Brady, Aidan Gillen, Catherine Walker, Joanne Crawford.

Rose, a university undergraduate studying veterinary science, finds out that she’s adopted and becomes determined to find her biological parents. She eventually tracks down her birth mother, a successful TV actor, and demands to know the story of her past. Featuring a mesmerising lead performance from Ann Skelly, this mysterious and transgressive thriller explores our need to understand who we are and where we come from.

‘Every decision and every moment is loaded with complex ethical dilemmas and difficult questions about how we go about laying our personal demons to rest.’ ★★★★★ David Jenkins, Little White Lies

‘An arthouse character portrait segues into a moody revenge thriller in this stylish Irish tale about confronting the crimes of the past.’ ★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times