LITTLE ROSE (Poland)

LITTLE_ROSE                             One Time Screening

A true story about divided loyalties and misguided love play out against a backdrop of escalating political unrest in 1967 communist Poland.  Security police colonel Rozek enlists his sexy yet naive girlfriend, Kamila, to spy on the acclaimed writer and suspected Zionist Adam Warczewski.  Eager to please her domineering lover, Kamila accepts the mission, reporting under the code name “Little Rose.”  Over time, Kamila grows closer to her quarry, but her loyalties soon become divided in this tale of love, espionage, and politics.

Director:  Jan Kidawa-Blonski
Writers:  Maciej Karpinski, Jan Kidawa-Blonski
Runtime:  118 min
Genre:  Drama, History, Romance
Distributor:  WFDiF Poland
Country:  Poland
Language:  Polish w/English subtitles
Rating:  NR
Starring:  Andrzej Seweryn, Magdalena Boczarska and Robert Wieckiewicz

FESTIVALS:  Denver IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Rutgers JFF, San Francisco JFF, Chicago IFF, Tiburon IFF, Maine JFF, Houston JFF, USA; Lengyel Filmtavasz, Hungary; Barcelona JFF, Spain; Ottawa European Union Film Festival, Vancouver European Union Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Canada

AWARDS:  Moscow International Film Festival, Best Director; Polish Film Award, Best Actor; Germany Filmland Polen, Audience Award; Tiburon International Film Festival, Best Film

Little Rose conjures the look and feel of the very Soviet dearth it portrays.  In combination with the gorgeous documentary footage interspersed between scenes, the harshly lit and unsubtly acted film is, like Kamila’s used-looking face, more expressive beneath the makeup.  It is touching in this rawness.” Jenny Hendrix, The Jewish Daily Forward

Trailer (Polish):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc9VJx5axv4

Additional information:  760-770-0507 and http://www.desertfilmsociety.org

Posted in 2012 Screenings, Screening Archive