The eponymous Rosa is a gruff anti-hero who initially gives us little to like – monosyllabic and hard-hearted, she takes no pleasure in her job as a policewoman, or in her home life with her daughter and grandson. Eking out an existence in a chaotic and apathetic city, Rosa’s only indulgences are fruit machines and solitary drinking bouts. But when she’s forced to take on more responsibility for her baby grandson, her life takes a dramatic turn. A quietly devastating and exquisitely shot debut feature from Chinese Peruvian director Relayze, it’s the well-deserved recipient of multiple international awards.
We are pleased to welcome director Jonatan Relayze for a Q&A following the screening on Thu 19 April, chaired by Andy Willis.