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Starring the legendary French actress Françoise Fabian, known for her iconic roles in Luis Bunuel’s Belle de Jour and Eric Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s, this film follows the journey of a 78-year-old Parisian widow who has recently lost her beloved husband. As she grapples with her grief, she discovers a newfound thirst for life, realizing that there is still time to redefine herself as a woman, free from the constraints imposed by her children’s concerns.

Rose is an all-encompassing celebration of Jewishness, infused with warmth and authenticity, making it a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. Fabian’s portrayal of the titular character is both tender and empowering, capturing the essence of resilience and self-discovery in the face of loss and change. Prepare to be moved and uplifted by this heartfelt exploration of love, loss, and the enduring spirit of reinvention.

Sponsored by:
Horatio Kemen
Arnold and Anita Silber
The Ben and Esther Dayson Charitable Foundation
Jeffrey Goldberg and Hillary Meredith
Larry Barzelai and Rhona Gordon

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner: Variety Piazza Grande Award - Locarno International Film Festival, 2021
  • Nominee: Grand Prix Best Film - Festival International de Film Saint-Jean-de-Luz, 2021
  • Nominee: Best Female-Directed French or Francophone Film - Prix Alice Guy, 2021

Screening Details

Film Info

Year2021
CountryFrance
DirectorAurélie Saada
CastFrançoise Fabian, Aure Atika, Pascal Elbe
Runtime 102 min
LanguageFrench, Yiddish w/English subtitles
Genre , ,