Acclaimed actress Sarah Greene stars as a homeless mother trying to do the best for her family in the Roddy Doyle penned drama “Rosie”. Photo: Element Pictures
There’s a clutch of entertaining screenings at the British & Irish Film Season on Saturday and Sunday.
The festival kicks off this Friday with opening film “Extra Ordinary”, a supernatural comedy. But things take a more dramatic turn on Saturday with a screening of what the The Herald called “the most important Irish film of the year”, Paddy Breathnach’s “Rosie”. Written by the great Roddy Doyle, the film follows its title character (played by Sarah Greene), a homeless mother of three, and her partner as they try to find accommodation from day to day. Watch the trailer here:
Later on Saturday, Richard Gray’s historical action drama “Robert the Bruce” has been hyped as a sequel to “Braveheart”. Watch the trailer here:
Sunday’s afternoon screening aimed at a younger audience is Joe Cornish’s family adventure “The Kid Who Would Be King”, which is a modern retelling of the King Arthur legend set in London. Watch the trailer here:
The weekend is rounded off neatly with a documentary about whisky and how the national drink has formed its place in Scottish life. Director Adam Park will be at the screening to answer audience questions and the film is followed by a free whisky tasting.