Movie ‘Rose’ goes on general release
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One of the most eagerly awaited Polish films in recent years, Wojciech Smarzowski’s Róża (Rose) goes on general release today.
The film received the Critics’ Award at last year’s National Film Festival in Gdynia, with a citation describing it as, “a moving story which restores the faith in love in the face of adversities and a true portrayal of an important chapter in the history of Central Europe”.
The action of the film is set in 1945-46 in the Mazurian Lake District, a former Polish-Prussian border area, which was incorporated into Poland after World War Two. Some of the local people decided to leave for Germany.
Those who wanted to stay were forced to speak Polish. Tadeusz, a former Homy Army officer, arrives in the area to find a place where he could live a peaceful life.
He comes to a farm owned by Rose, whose husband, a Wehrmacht soldier, had been shot by Tadeusz’s troops. Suspected to be a German, the woman is an outcast in her village. Tadeusz stands out in her defense.
The film critic of the Gazeta Wyborcza gave Rose the top rating (six stars), while the Rzeczpospolita daily headlines its review of the film - ‘Rose is great cinema’. (mk/pg)