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Wild Roses

Anna Jadowska
Poland, 2017, 93 Min

An absorbing psychological portrait of a young woman from the Polish provinces: as a mother Ewa appears to be well out of her depth, whilst as a wife she long feels alienated from her husband. Then there’s her affair with a local sixteen-year-old, the source of village gossip that causes her great embarrassment.

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Ewa is only 27 and yet she’s already deeply scared by life. After a stay in a clinic she returns home to her two children, only to be cursed by her six-year-old daughter. Her husband recently spent six months on a business assignment in Norway, now the two live almost separate existences. As if the above weren’t enough she is the object of local minor Marcel’s passionate advances, and she struggles to keep a clear head amongst the emotional chaos. And then her two-year-old son disappears …

The director skillfully interweaves numerous threads into a single plot shaped by insinuations, village intrigue, small-mindedness and conservative morality. In staging erotic tension she masterfully generates alluring, sparkling scenes full of sensuality, at the same time granting her protagonist a transformation that culminates in an unexpected, powerful finale. JT

DCP | Farbe / colour
Anna Jadowska
Małgorzata Szyłak
Agata Chodyra
Anna Mass
Małgorzata Szyłak
Agnieszka Stulgińska
Marta Nieradkiewicz, Michał Żurawski, Halina Rasiakówna, Konrad Skolimowski, Natalia Bartnik, Dominik i Daniel Wesling, Dominika Biernat, Bartłomiej Firlet, Matylda Paszczenko, Katarzyna Skarżanka
Roman Jarosz, Izabela Igel
Alter Ego Pictures
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Alexandra Sarana
5-38 Novolesnoy lane
127055 Moscow
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Anna Jadowska

Anna Jadowska - born 1973. She studied directing at Łódź Film School and Wajda School. She works as a director and screenwriter for feature, documentary and television productions. Her last work TRZY KOBIETY won the “Magic Hour Award” at Planete+ Doc Film Festival, Warsaw in 2014.

TERAZ JA (2004)

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