Raging Rose

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Raging Rose (Crache Coeur)

Directed by Julia Kowalski

  • France, Poland 2015; 80 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Mention - FF Cottbus
    • High School Student Award - Angers FF

Synopsis

Jozef, a blue-collar Pole, arrives in France to work in construction, but also to find his son Roman, whom he abandoned 15 years earlier.His boss’s daughter, Rose, a teenager in the tumult of sexual awakening, offers to help him in his search. She ends up falling desperately in love with Roman, their encounter having an unexpected impact on both their teenage lives.

Director's Statement

With this project, I wanted to bring together two themes that are particularly important to me: filming the teenage years, and addressing my Polish origins.The story appeared quite natural to me: bringing a Polish worker to France, who would then overturn the lives of two teenagers. This pretext allows me to explore the feelings I care about most. Jozef is a Polish man searching for his son with the help of Rose, his boss’s daughter, who falls desperately in love with the boy. Through this story, I want to tackle the powerful, complex, sometimes bitter feelings we all experience through life, particularly at adolescence.

Production

  • LES FILMS DE FRANCOISE

     

  • DONTEN & LACROIX FILMS

     

International Sales

  • ALPHA VIOLET