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Wild Roses

Anna Jadowska
Dzikie róże
Polska 2017 / 90’
Western Winter Brothers

Ewa leaves the hospital and returns to her hometown, where she had left her two children-a rebellious daughter named Marysia, who is about to take her first communion, and a little boy named Jaś-in the care of her mother (Halina Rasiaknin). Their father (Michał Żurawski) works in Norway, and so the burden of running the house falls to Ewa, who has a teenage admirer named Marcel (Konrad Skolimowski). Will something happen between them among the eponymous wild roses? The role of Ewa is played by the outstanding Marta Nieradkiewicz (Floating Skyscrapers, Kamper), who had worked previously with the director of Wild Roses, Anna Jadowska, in her film Out of Love. Her latest work, dedicated to the memory of her mother, was filmed in Lower Silesia near Oleśnica, her family home. Featuring the poetic cinematography of Małgorzata Szyłak (Communion), this family drama, which takes a close look at the often unattainable social expectations facing women, raises fundamental questions about the nature of the parent-child relationship and the essence of motherhood.

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Anna Jadowska

Anna Jadowska studied Polish Philology in Wrocław and Direction in Łódź. She has written for Brulion and Rita Baum-Polish magazines-and also worked in radio and television (on the TV series Królowie przedmieściaGenerał, and Niania w wielkim mieście). Following her acclaimed debut, Touch Me, co-directed by Ewa Stankiewicz, she has continued making films focusing on women's experiences in encounters with an often hostile reality. That was the case in It's Me, Now, starring Agnieszka Warchulska; the documentary Three Women; and in her latest film, Wild Roses.

Selected filmography

2003 Dotknij mnie / Touch Me (co-dir.)

2004 Teraz ja / It's Me Now

2009 Generał – zamach na Gibraltarze / General: the Coup at Gibraltar

2012 Z miłości / Out of Love

2013 Trzy kobiety / Three Women (doc.)

2016 Dzikie róże / Wild Roses

Cast & Crew

director Anna Jadowska
screenplay Anna Jadowska
cinematography Małgorzata Szyłak
editing Anna Mass
music Agnieszka Stulgińska
cast Marta Nieradkiewicz, Michał Żurawski, Natalia Bartnik, Halina Rasiakówna
producer Roman Jarosz, Izabela Igel
production Alter Ego Pictures
sales Alter Ego Pictures
language Polish
colouration colour