Rosie (1998 film)

Directed by Patrice Toye
Produced by Antonino Lombardo
Written by Patrice Toye
  • Aranka Coppens
  • Sara de Roo
  • Dirk Roofthooft
Music by John Parish
Cinematography Richard Van Oosterhout
Edited by Ludo Troch
Prime Time
Release dates
  • 18 November 1998 (1998-11-18)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Belgium
Language Dutch

Rosie is a 1998 drama film written and directed by Patrice Toye. It was screened at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival. It received the André Cavens Award for Best Film given by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC). Rosie was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[1][2][3]


Rosie, a teenage girl in Belgium, attempts to deal with her dysfunctional family and an adult world that she does not understand.



Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 67% of six surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating was 6.1/10.[4] Glenn Lovell of Variety called it "the most incisive look at adolescent angst since Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures".[5] Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that film's decision to hide plot details until the climax "adds suspense, and eventually chills, to what would otherwise be an all too familiar tale of domestic dysfunction".[6]

See also


  1. "Le prix Cavens à "Rosie"". Le Soir (in French). December 26, 1998. p. 10. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  2. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. "45 Countries Submit Films for Oscar Consideration". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 19 November 1998. Archived from the original on 19 February 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. "Rosie (Rosie: The Devil in My Head) (1998)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  5. Lovell, Glenn (1998-09-28). "Review: 'Rosie'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  6. Maslin, Janet (1999-07-23). "FILM REVIEW; A Tale of Angst and a Girl With the Devil in Her Head". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
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