BFI London Film Fest

Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor – Rose Plays Julie #LFF2019

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Stylish and emotionally distant a thrilling film about searching for your natural family and the potential risks in this search.

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  1. PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, directors of the film Rose Plays Julie.

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Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor ( known also under the label of Desperate Optimists) created a gripping drama, that unravels like a thriller. The process was long and multilayered in terms of plot and motivations , as they tell us in this interview at the London Film Festival.

Rose Plays Julie: It’s during a term studying animal euthanasia that veterinary student Rose (Ann Skelly) decides to contact Ellen (Orla Brady), the birth mother who gave her up for adoption. But Ellen, who is now a successful London-based actress, doesn’t want to know. Undeterred, Rose will not be ignored. And curiosity leads her to discoveries that shake the fragile identity she has built for herself.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Rose Plays Julie
  • Festival section
    Official Competition
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