Sarah Greene & Molly McCann in Rosie © Element Pictures Distribution



Rosie is a contemporary drama from the pen of Roddy Doyle, the Booker Prize Winning author whose writing has been adapted into films that include The Commitments (1991), The Snapper (1993) and The Van (1996). His screenplays include Family (1994) and When Brendan Met Trudy (2000). He has authored many novels, theatrical plays, and short stories.

Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. Rosie examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Paddy Breathnach (I Went Down, Viva) directs Rosie, a film that explores the quietly apocalyptic ramifications of Ireland’s housing crisis, from a screenplay by Roddy Doyle. Rosie stars Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful, Rebellion, Black ’47) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (Vikings, Black ’47) as her partner John Paul. Rosie introduces Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Molly McCann, and Darragh McKenzie, as their onscreen children.

Key crew include director of photography Cathal Watters (Peaky Blinders, Viva), production designer Mark Kelly (Dublin Oldschool), costume designer Louise Stanton (Sacrifice, Michael Inside), and editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle (Ripper Street, The Crown). Music is composed by Stephen Rennicks (Room, Frank). Rosie is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin, and Juliette Bonass. Roddy Doyle serves as Executive Producer alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, who previously brought us The Lobster and Room. Dearbhla Regan is executive producer for Screen Ireland.

Rosie was shot in and around Dublin, Ireland, and is backed by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and RTÉ.


Director: Paddy Breathnach
Producers: Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin, Juliette Bonass
Writer: Roddy Doyle
Starring: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Molly McCann, Darragh McKenzie
Composer: Stephen Rennicks
Editor: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
Cinematographer: Cathal Watters
Production Design: Mark Kelly
Costume Design: Louise Stanton
Casting: Louise Kiely
Production Company: Element Pictures
Funded by: Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ
Distributor: Element Pictures Distribution
Release date: October 12th, 2018
Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes



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Rosie Rosie to premiere on RTÉ One on St Patrick’s Day - Paddy Breathnach and Roddy Doyle's Rosie will receive its Irish television premiere this St Patrick’s Day on RTÉ One at 9.30pm.
Rosie Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie to get U.S. release from July 19th - Element Pictures has announced that Paddy Breathnach's Rosie will be released in the US on July 19th.
2019 Shanghai International Film Festival #IrishAbroad: VMDIFF is bringing 5 Irish films to the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival - Virgin Media Dublin international Film Festival is delighted to bring five new Irish films to the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival this June.
Rosie #Competition: Win a copy of Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, available now on DVD and VOD - Element Distribution has given us three copies of Paddy Breathnach's Rosie to give away to our readers. The film is now available on DVD & Digital.
Rosie #IrishFilm: Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie available on Digital and DVD from April 5th - Element Distribution announces that Paddy Breathnach's Rosie will be available on DVD & Digital in Ireland and the UK from April 5th and 8th respectively.
Rosie Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie to open in UK cinemas on March 8th - Element Pictures Distribution has announced that Paddy Breathnach's acclaimed drama Rosie will be released in the UK on March 8th.
Rosie #Review: Rosie - Rosie realises the true weight of the word “sorry” in a script that feels it can’t bring itself to make light, in direction that seems sometimes almost to quake with anger, in performances alive with passion and pique.
Rosie #Interview: Scannain Talks to writer Roddy Doyle on-set of Rosie - Scannain talks to writer Roddy Doyle and reports from the set of Paddy Breathnach's housing-crisis drama Rosie. The film is out on Friday, October 12th.
Rosie #Interview: Scannain Talks Rosie with director Paddy Breathach - Scannain spoke to director Paddy Breathnach about his latest film, Rosie, at its European Premiere last night at Light House Cinema in Dublin
BFI London Film Festival 2018 #IrishAbroad: Four Irish features and two shorts head to the 2018 BFI London Film Festival - Features Dublin Oldschool, The Favourite, Papi Chulo, and Rosie, and shorts Boy Saint and Catcalls to represent Ireland at BFI London Film Festival 2018.