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Rose Plays Julie

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A young woman seeking her biological mother journeys into dangerous territory in this gripping psychological thriller from Irish directing duo Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor.

A young woman uncovers the truth of her own past in this gripping, slow-burn psychological thriller.

Rose decides to take time out from her veterinary studies to contact her birth mother, Ellen, who gave her up for adoption and went on to become a successful actress. This leads Rose to her biological father, Peter, a famous archaeologist, and discoveries that cut deeper than she anticipated.

Irish directing duo Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, aka Desperate Optimists, have developed their highly distinctive and atmospheric brand of cinema over several films (Helen, Mister John, Further Beyond), often exploring shifting identities and the elusive nature of truth. Here they have crafted an eerie and powerful drama rich in tension and full of compelling detail.


Ann Skelly, Orla Brady, Aidan Gillen


Director: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy


Country: UK/Ireland

Language: English

Running Time: 100min

Year: 2019

Cert: 15

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