As one colleague said, this is something like Ken Loach a la Larry Clark. In fact, it is these two directors that we can think of or refer to as "The Rocks." However, this will not be Ken Loach on indictment mode, because there is no question of prosecuting the authorities or social services. Likewise, it won't be "sulphurous" Larry Clarke; In fact, this is not about the sex lives of young people and adolescents, but about their lives without adults on their own, as in Wassup Rockers (2006).
The Rocks, the film tells the story of a teenage girl named Rox who finds herself without her mother one morning, who leaves her and her little brother with only an envelope of little money. What seemed temporary will not be, and we will follow the young girl's wanderings in an attempt to survive and take care of her brother. The director (to whom we owe, in particular, Sufrazhetta) will force us to discover different scenes from Rocks' daily life, something like a striptease from a TV show .. This means that the film often has documentary-type accents, giving free rein to the camera, about excessive mobility which we can regret. As if we wanted to do too much, wanting to give a “young”, dynamic and energetic look. It's a shame that sometimes there is “too much”, especially when you add images in vertical “phone” format (ten times, including the start and end shots), which are nothing more than artificially creating the illusion that this is from a young people's point of view.
This is a rough and unbiased view of the director at a kind of abandoned England, young, multinational. There are almost no whites among this youth. Only one will be among Rox's friends, and again her attitude will cause a turning point, despite her "adult" reaction to the situation in which her friend finds herself. Social services are presented in a neutral manner, and the end of the film leaves the door ajar in hopes of a possible future for the protagonist and her younger brother.Источник: 10ex.org