World Premiere of "Rose" by Smarzowski at Toronto IFF

„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 co-productions:

“In Darkness” by Agnieszka Holland

“Elles” by Małgośka Szumowska

“The Flying Machine” by Geoff Lindsey, Martin Clapp and Marek Skrobecki

The Woman in the Fifth” by Paweł Pawlikowski

and Land of Oblivion” by Michale Boganim.


Agata Kulesza

Copryright: WFDiF

“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 hope.

“Rose” was 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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Olga Domżała

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