Rose | Róża – dir. Wojciech Smarzowski, 2011

date: 04/08/2012 time: 20:00 place: GOK, Janowiec film program: I love cinema artistic program: films

PL | 2011 | 98 min
reż|dir Wojciech Smarzowski prod|pro Włodzimierz Niderhaus scen|wr Michał Szczerbic zdj|ph Piotr Sobociński jr muz|mus Mikołaj Trzaska mon|ed Paweł Laskowski ob|cast Agata Kulesza, Marcin Dorociński, Kinga Preis, Jacek Braciak, Malwina Buss dys|dis Monolith Films


Summer 1945. Although war is officially ended, peace comes back very slowly to Masuria, the future territory of the People’s Republic of Poland. The time when the ‘people’s government’, supported by the Russian army, starts colonising the land and people devastated by war is cruel, and the fate of the native people, thought to be Germans, decided. In this fatal time an impossible love develops between Tadeusz, a former AK (Home Army) soldies and Rose – a Masovian wanting to stay on the land of her ancestors at all costs.

2011 FPFF Film Festival in Gdynia – award for a leading male role (Marcin Dorociński), journalists’ award for “a touching story which brings back the faith in love against all odds, for a true picture of an important fragment of the history of Central Europe”
2011 WFF – Grand Prix of the International Competition, Audience Award
2011 Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn – Special Mention of the Jury for “a deep and sensitive depiction of a tragic period in the history of Eastern Europe.”

Wojciech Smarzowski (1963)
Polish film and theatre director, scriptwriter. Graduated from the Cinematography and TV Production Faculty at the PWSFTViT Film School in Łódź, also he attended Polish Studies and Film Studies at the Jagiellonian University. His first full-length feature film “The Auricle” was awarded with the Special Jury Award in Koszalin for the best film in the Polish competition. His next works also brought him recognition: “The Wedding” (2004) received the Special Jury Award at the FPFF Film Festival in Gdynia, and “The Dark House” (2009) received four Polish Film Awards 2010 and awards for the best directing and script at the FPFF Film Festival in Gdynia.