|Original title||Dzikie róże|
|Year of production||2016|
|Creative Advisors||Jens Dahl, Peter Webber|
|Head of Studies||Tom Abrams|
|K Kieslowski ScripTeast Award/Special mention||–|
|Producers/co-producers/ funding /||Alter Ego Pictures, nc+, D35 supported by Polish Film Institute|
|Festivals/ awards/ cinema results||–|
|Synopsis||Ewa returns to her village after a hospital stay. She works on a plantation that grows wild roses. While Ewa was away her mother has been taking care of her children Marysia and Jaś. Ewa’s husband Andrzej also returns home after working for months in Norway. The time apart has created distance between them. During Marysia’s first communion, Ewa starts feel ill to. Her friend Basia drives her home. Basia admits that she leaked the gossip to Andrzej about Ewa’s affair with Marcel, a local high school boy. Ewa meets Marcel on the rose plantation. She says that their relationship is over. After Marcel leaves Marta realizes that Jas, her 2 year-old son, has disappeared.
The search begins. After hours a policeman appears and says that Jaś has been found. Marta and Andrzej go to the next village and pick up Jaś. Ewa returns to the hospital she left a few days before. We discover that Ewa had given birth to a child and put it up for adoption. Ewa wants her child back.
|Link to the project – archive||http://scripteast.pl/wild-roses/|
Marta(29) has a secret she is desperate to keep. While her husband is working abroad, she gives birth to an illegitimate child and secretly puts it up for adoption. She tries to maintain a normal routine with her family but struggles to overcome feelings of guilt. Can Marta live with her secret and face the reality of life in a small village?
Marta (29) returns to her village after a short hospital stay for an undisclosed illness. She lives in an unfinished house on the outskirts of town and works seasonally on a plantation that grows wild roses. While Marta was away her mother has been taking care of her two children Marysia (9) and Jaś (2).
That night her husband Andrzej(30,) also returns home after working for months in Norway. The time apart has created distance between them.
Andrzej worries that Andrzej worries that Marta has been unfaithful, his suspicions fueled by rumors he hears in the village.
During Marysia’s first communion ceremony, Marta starts feel ill to. Her friend Barbara drives her home. She tells Marta that Andrzej has asked her what Marta has been doing while he was away. Barbara admits that she leaked the gossip about Marta’s affair with Marcel, a local high school boy. Marta annoyed, gets out of the car. as she walks home alone, Marcel’s Mother drives up and brutally tells Marta to break it off with her son. Otherwise she will tell Andrzej everything.
The next day working on the rose plantation, Marta meets Marcel (18). She argues with him, saying that that their relationship is over. After Marcel leaves Marta realizes that Jas, her 2 year-old son, has disappeared.
Andrzej and a few men from the village arrive and start searching for the child. After hours and no sign of his son, desperate Andrzej attacks a group of teenagers playing close to where Jaś was lost. Among them is Marcel. A policeman appears and says that Jaś has been found. Marta and Andrzej go to the next village and pick up the exhausted toddler. In the evening everybody gathers at Marta’s house. Marta does not want to take part in this meeting and slips away. Andrzej catches her and tells her to go back, but Marta does not respond.
Marta looks for Marcel. She finds him drunk, kissing a girl at the bus stop. She tries to connect with him but he doesn’t want to talk, leaving her alone at the bus stop.
Marta hitchhikes to the city and returns to the hospital she left only a few days before. She meets with a psychologist and we discover that Marta had given birth to a child and put it up for adoption. Marta tells the woman that she has changed her mind and wants her child back. SHE returns to the village with the baby in her arms and comes to her home.
July 03, 2015
Polish director and screenwriter, whose work includes feature, documentary and television films and series. Graduated in Film Directing at Łódź Film School. Took a part at Wajda School followed by Ex oriente and EAVE workshops. She started her feature film directing career with well received “DOTKNIJ MNIE”(2003) and “TERAZ JA” (2004). Member of Polish Film Academy.
TRZY KOBIETY – Magic Hour Award at Planete+ Doc Film Festival, Warsaw 2014
TRZY KOBIETY – Special Mention of Planete+ Doc Academy, Warsaw 2014
TERAZ JA – Nominated for Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg, 2006
TERAZ JA – Best Debut Director Award, Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2005
TERAZ JA – Award of TVP CEO for the Best Polish Film, CentEast – Warsaw Screenings, 2005
DOTKNIJ MNIE – Grand Prize – Independent Film Competition- Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2003
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