Rose / Róża (Poland, 2011)

directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, drama, 98 min, eng subtitles
written by Wojciech Smarzowski
with Marcin Dorociński, Agata Kulesza, Malwina Buss

Summer 1945. Right after the end of the war Tadeusz, a Polish soldier, arrives in Masuria, a German territory before the war but granted to Poland afterwards. There he finds Rose, the widow of a German soldier whose death he witnessed. All alone on a large farm she lets Tadeusz stay for the night, who in return helps her around the house. Though reluctant to admit it, she needs his help and protection, being treated as a second-class citizen by the communist authorities.
In spite all that divides them and all the wounds of the war, these two people gradually become closer and something like love emerges - an impossible love, maybe?


Warsaw Film Festival 2011 (Grand Prix)
Gdynia Film Festival 2011 (Polish Film Awards) (Best Film, Best Directing, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Script, Best Sound and the Audience Award)