While studying veterinary science at university, Rose decides to contact Ellen, her birth mother who gave her up for adoption. Ellen, now a successful actress, is reluctant to meet. Eventually, Rose’s tenacity pays off—but Ellen is forced to reveal a secret she has kept hidden for over 20 years.
Rose Plays Julie is an icy revenge thriller from the brilliant Irish filmmaking duo Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (Helen). With a tightly-coiled lead performance from Ann Skelly, this slippery exploration of doubling and identity offers a masterclass in contained suspense.
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States