Rosie (dir. Paddy Breathnach, 2018)

Irish films can often feel constrained or obsessed by their own context. The need to distinguish Ireland from other English-speaking countries, and the desire to assert our own distinctive way of speaking and acting, can put a grey cloud over a narrative, pushing more interesting qualities into the shade. “Rosie” avoids this pitfall, not least because of the skill of its screenwriter, Roddy Doyle. The film follows a mother as she attempts to find housing for her family, and in its simple, natural style, and logical plot development, it is a solid depiction of a…

Calvin Duffy

English, history, and other things. My first novel THE LAST WORLD is available on Amazon.

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