„Rose” by Wojciech Smarzowski
(director of “Dark House”) will screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 36th
Toronto International Film Festival marking the film’s world premiere. It is a
6th film supported by the Polish Film Institute that joined the
line-up of Toronto as well as the other 5 which are international
“In Darkness” by Agnieszka Holland
“The Flying Machine” by Geoff Lindsey, Martin Clapp and Marek
“The Woman in
the Fifth” by Paweł Pawlikowski
and “Land of Oblivion” by Michale
“Rose” synopsis: In the years following the Second World War, the indigenous
inhabitants of the Mazurian lakes region became second class citizens to the new
authorities. Through the eyes of a Polish Army office, we follow the struggle of
a nation doomed to annihilation by two conflicting nationalisms. It would seem
that these hard times leave no room for love. But love comes and brings
screened in the main competition of the 36th Polish Film Festival in
Gdynia and Marcin Dorociński won an award for the Best Actor In a Leading Role.
The Journalist’s Award went also to the “Rose”.
The film also stars: Agata Kulesza (“Suicide
room”), Jacek Braciak (“Edi”), Malwina Buss, Kinga Preis (“Dark House”), Marian
Dziędziel (“The Mole”, “Dark House”). Piotr Sobociński was the film’s director
of photography while Mikołak Trzaska composed the score.
The film was produced by WFDiF and
co-produced by Lightcraft Warsaw, Oko Film Studio, Perspektywa Film Studio
and Tor Film Studio. The distribution of Wojciech Smarzowski’s film in Poland is
handled by Monolith Films.
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