90 minutes – Comedy/Drama
Language: English, French, Cree
Festival release date: September 9, 2022 – TIFF (World Premiere)
Release date: November 11, 2022
Production companies: Assini Productions, Night Market
Canadian distributor: Photo Films
Rosie (Keris Hope Hill) is a visibly Indigenous, English-speaking, sweet, and headstrong little girl and her mother has just died. A children’s services agent brings her to her only living relative, her Francophone aunt Frédèrique (Mélanie Bray). “Fred” doesn’t have a solid foundation on which to raise a child. She is unprepared — she’s working at an adult entertainment shop and threatened with eviction — and is at first unwilling to take on caring for her adopted sister’s young daughter.
Also see: Thom Ernst reviews Rosie for Northernstars.