Little Rose / Różyczka (Poland, 2010)

directed by Jan Kidawa-Błoński, drama, 118 min, eng subtitles
written by Maciej Karpiński, Jan Kidawa-Blonski
with Magdalena Boczarska, Andrzej Seweryn, Robert Wieckiewicz

After a break of five years since his last film, the very successful "Destined for Blues", Polish director Jan Kidawa Blonski returns with "Little Rose" and immediately struck a blow by winning the Grand Prix at the Gdynia Festival. The film, with an exceptional cast, is intended as fiction but the audience cannot fail to make the connection with a real, quite similar story.

The film takes place in 1968, in the middle of a student uprising and an antisemitic campaign organized by the communist regime. Captain Rozek of the secret police is ordered to monitor a dissident novelist. To accomplish this mission, he sends his girlfriend, Kamila, who poses as a budding writer, and gradually gains the confidence of the author and his love. Rozek carefully collects information, hoping to be promoted. However, Kamila begins to appreciate the personality, the knowledge and the class of the writer, and to see the vulgarity of the life she shared with Rozek. She then tries to break with her former life, which proves to be far from easy.

Gdynia Film Festival 2010 (Grand Prix "Golden Lion", Best Actress)

attended by the director and the producer Wlodzimierz Niderhaus