Polish director wins top award in Stockholm
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Polish director Anna Jadowska has received the Impact Award -- the highest accolade of the 28th International Film Festival in Stockholm -- for her feature film “Wild Roses” (Dzikie róże).
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In its verdict, the jury describes the film as “a metaphor for human resilience” and praises Jadowska for her “sensitive depiction of a mother who refuses to abandon her true self, for the portrait of a revolting child that questions an utterly conservative society, for the visually exquisite style that contrasts with a world plunged in prejudice and moral coercion.”
The main protagonist of “Wild Roses” is a 30- year-old woman who is desperate to keep a secret: while her husband was working abroad, she gave birth to an illegitimate child and secretly put the baby up for adoption. She tries to maintain a normal routine with her family but struggles to overcome her pangs of guilt.
The Impact Award carries with it one of the world’s biggest cash prizes in the cinema world. Jadowska came home with a cheque for one million Swedish crowns (some EUR 100,000).
“Wild Roses” goes on general release in Poland later this month.