Sarah Greene & Molly McCann in Rosie © Element Pictures Distribution

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. The film premiered last September at the Toronto International Film Festival and was subsequently named as one of The Hollywood Reporter Critics’ 25 favourite films from the Fall festivals.

The film 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. Within the confines of their car, Rosie and 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.

Rosie is directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva, I Went Down) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (The Commitments, When Brendan Met Trudy) and stars Sarah Greene (Noble, Rebellion) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (Vikings, Handsome Devil) as her partner John Paul.

I’m thrilled that UK audiences will have the opportunity to view Rosie on the big screen. We had some fantastic screenings at the BFI London Film Festival last year and are looking forward to bringing the film back to the UK this March. Paddy Breathnach, Director

Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’ Halloran, Molly McCann, Ruby Dunne & Darragh McKenzie in Rosie
© Element Pictures Distribution

To date, key international territories where Rosie has sold include France, Portugal, Scandinavia & Poland with sales also confirmed to China, Taiwan Israel and the Middle East. Next week the film will screen at the 48th International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

Rosie is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is Screen Ireland’s Executive Producer. It is backed by Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution and BAI.

Rosie will be available on DVD and On Demand in Ireland on April 5th and the UK on April 8th