A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.
Fresh out from the jail after one year condemned by narcotics possession, Rose-Lynn Harlan is a 23-years old working-class girl from Glasgow, Scotland, who tries rectify her chaotic life: foul-mouthed, streetwise, rebel and free-spirited, Rose-Lynn meets again her little children, older Wynonna and younger Lyle, cared since her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion, who despises openly her daughter's lifestyle. Worker in the bakery of a shopping center along 20 years, Marion struggles to understand her stranded daughter, who becomes determined to travel Nashville, Tennesse (USA) to turn in a famous country singer. Due to the lack of resources and her low-rate academic studies, Rose-Lynn tries return to her former job as singer in the Grand Ole Opry, a country bar, being fired by the owners Jackie and Alan after to learn about her conviction. Thanks to Marion's good name, Rose-Lynn gets a job as cleaning lady in the house of Susannah, an upper-class woman married with James and ...Written by
Wild Rose was screened at Dingle International Film Festival in Co Kerry, Ireland - The same county where Jessie Buckley was born. See more »
Rose-Lynn describes Johnny Cash as a convicted felon; however, despite his "outlaw" image, Cash was only ever convicted of various misdemeanors, and never served a sentence longer than a single night in jail. See more »
For a long time I always said that crime thrillers were my favorite genre, but it's becoming increasingly clear that music based movies have overtaken that genre with the new release of Wild Rose. A movie that will inevitably (but unfairly) be compared to 2018's A Star is Born because of the subject matter, but it tells a different story about a musicians dream to be a star. Starring the up and comer Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose is a hard edge but sweetly rounded coming of age tale of a single mother who dreams of leaving Glasgow for Nashville, because she believes it's the only place where she can become a country music star. For someone who doesn't like country music (and that's being kind), I was instantly entranced by Buckley's voice and the catchy but emotionally resonant songs throughout the feature. And much like her work in last year's 'Beast', Buckley proves she is someone to be reckoned with, and through her performance as Rose, that there's simply no place like home.
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