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Rosie

Booker Prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle addresses the timely issue of homelessness in Dublin in a quietly affecting drama directed by Paddy Breathnach. The film unfolds over the course of 36 fraught hours during which full-time mother Rosie (Sarah Greene) must secure temporary accommodation for her partner John Paul (Moe Dunford), who washes dishes in a local restaurant, and their four children: 13-year-old Kayleigh (Ellie O'Halloran), eight-year-old Millie (Ruby Dunne), six-year-old Alfie (Darragh McKenzie) and four-year-old Madison (Molly McCann). The family's landlord has recently sold the property where they were living so the brood relies on Rosie finding a room in a hotel each night. Unfortunately, local authority-funded accommodation is scarce and the mother has limited credit on her mobile phone to make those vitals calls. In desperation, Rosie and co are forced to settle at night in their car, huddling together for warmth until the morning comes.