EN - In a detention centre, 13-year-old Rosie recalls memories of her childhood. She expresses her thoughts in letters to Jimi, her one and only friend. We go back in time and are immersed in her inner world, in which it is sometimes difficult to tell fact from fantasy. Gradually, the meaning of each detail is revealed. Rosie harbours a terrible secret, which is also the cause of her detention.

FR - L’histoire attendrissante d’une jeune fille qui devient la victime de sa propre imagination en essayant d’échapper à la dure réalité de la vie quotidienne. Dans un centre de détention, Rosie, 13 ans, se souvient de son enfance. Elle exprime ses pensées dans des lettres adressées à Jimi, son seul et unique ami. Nous retournons dans le temps et plongeons dans son monde intérieur, dans lequel il est parfois difficile d’extraire les faits réels de l’imaginaire. Progressivement, la signification de chaque détail est révélée. Rosie cache un terrible secret, qui est aussi la cause de sa détention.

Info

Title Rosie
Original title Rosie
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 1998

Credits

Cast Aranka Coppens, Sara de Roo, Dirk Roofthooft, Frank Vercruysse, Joost Wijnant, Adriaan Van den Hoof, Mieke De Groote
Photography Richard van Oosterhout
Editing Ludo Troch
Music John Parish

Technical specs

Running time film 97'
Release format 35 mm

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Festivals

1998: Toronto International Film Festival (CA)

Awards

1999: Silver Spur Prize for Best Director - Flanders International Film Festival Ghent (BE); André Cavens Award (BE); Best Actress (Aranka Coppens) - Festival d’Angers Premiers Plans (FR); New Directors Showcase Award -Seattle international Film Festival (US); Jury Prize for Best Film - Strassbourg Film Festival (FR); Bronze Rosa Camuna Audience Award - Bergamo Film Meeting (IT); Best Film - L'espoir en 35mm Filmfestival Mulhouse; First Prize - Stuttgart Film Festival (DE); Golden Rose - Festival Soschi (RU); Joseph Plateau Award for Best Actress (Aranka Coppens) (BE); Joseph Plateau Award for Best Director (BE); Joseph Plateau Award for Best Film (BE)

 

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Director Patrice Toye
Producers Antonino Lombardo
Writers Patrice Toye
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