Set amongst the concrete council houses of a vibrant Hackney, a young teenage girl finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother after being abandoned by their single mother. Determined not to taken into care, the titular Rocks attempts to fend for herself.
The film could easily have taken a turn for the miserable but instead director Sarah Gavron delivers a surprising portrait of resilience that avoids all the usual tropes of poverty porn. This is the must-see British film of 2020. ‘A wonderful, heart-breaking, life-affirming gem of a movie’ - Mark Kermode.