Palme d’Or winner 1999. A powerfully affecting, uncompromising portrait of the day-to-day struggles of a Belgian teenager living in a trailer park with her alcoholic mother, ‘Rosetta’ is the Dardenne brothers’ most celebrated work to date. Lonely, hungry and in constant fear, Rosetta played in gut-wrenching form by Émilie Dequenne leads a hand-to-mouth existence of hardship and pain. But through the strife comes a deep-rooted portrait of bravery and determination, encapsulating as it does the very essence of what it is to be human. This tough, uncompromising portrait of a troubled adolescent is at once shocking, uplifting, harrowing and life-affirming.

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Runtime 95 Minutes
Release date 1999