We are delighted to share that Rose Plays Julie has scooped up the audience award at Amplify Film Festival for best feature! Thank you to Amplify for hosting another incredible festival this year, despite the odds and for recognising Rose Plays Julie. Here is what they had to say:
“In their fourth film, writer-directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (known collectively as Desperate Optimists) explore violence, identity, guilt, and the past. Veterinary student Rose, played inscrutably by Ann Skelly, begins the film on the hunt for her birth mother. But during her relentless search for the truth, she gradually uncovers more than she expected, digging up violent secrets about the past. Entrenched in metaphorical settings, beautifully and enigmatically acted, and soundtracked by a vast operatic score by Stephen McKeon, Rose Plays Julie is a carefully constructed masterpiece — an edge-of-the-seat psychological thriller that methodically drives its characters towards the brink of horror.”
Make sure to read the full review here.