Wojtek Smarzowski

Italy, 2011, 94 min., Polish.




In the summer of 1945 Tadeusz Mazur, a Polish officer toughened in the resistance, goes to Masuria, a German region that the Conference of Potsdam has just annexed to Poland after the end of the Second World War, to visit the widow of a soldier of the Wehrmacht whose death he witnessed. This is how he meets Rose, a woman who has personally suffered the disturbing atmosphere that has permeated the area with the change of nationality. Desperate for some kind of protection, the woman pleads with Tadeusz to stay on the farm, which he agrees to. Their mutual respect will turn into affection, and from there to love, initiating a relationship frowned upon by the Soviets and the new Polish nationalists, who consider Rose a German who must be expelled from the country.


Wojtek Smarzowski

Wojtek Smarzowski was born in Korczyna, Poland. In 1963 he studied cinema at the University of Jagiellonian in Krakow, later specializing in film photography at the prestigious Film School of Lodz. Smarzowski began his audiovisual career as a cameraman and director of music videos. In 1998 he debuted in large format with Malzowina, but it wouldn’t be until his second full-length film, the Polish satire The Wedding (2004), that Smarzowski would begin to make a name for himself in Polish cinema thanks to a Special Mention of the Jury prize in the festival of Karlovy Vary. It was followed by a thriller The Dark House (2009) and then in 2011, Rose, which took all the national prizes in Polish cinema.



2011 Rose

2009 Dom zly

2004 Wesele 


Italia, 2011, 94 min., Polaco

Dirección /Direction

Wojtek Smarzowski

Guión / Script

Wojtek Smarzowski

Fotografía / Cinematography

Piotr Soboci?ski Jr

Montaje / Editing

Pawe? Laskowski

Sonido / Sound

Katarzyna Dzida-Hamela,

Jacek Hamela

Música / Music

Miko?aj Trzaska

Producción / Producers

W?odzimierz Niderhaus

Intérpretes / Cast

Marcin Doroci?ski (Tadeusz),

Agata Kulesza (Rose),

Kinga Preis (Amalia),

Jacek Braciak (Wladek),

Malwina Buss (Jadwiga)

Compañía productora / Production company

Documentary and Feature Film Studios

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Monolith Films ltd

Che?mska 21,

00-724 Varsovia


T. 48 22 851 10 77,

F. 48 22 851 10 79


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