Rosita

Category: feature
Director: Frederikke Aspöck
Country: Denmark
Year: 2015
Length: 92'
Production Status: completed

Summary

In this funny and insightful look at immigration and arranged marriage, a young Filipino woman relocates to a fishing village in Denmark to wed a middle-aged widower.
Ulrik (Jens Albinus) is the manager of a Danish fishing plant whose wife passed away years ago. One of his acquaintances suggests an arranged marriage to Rosita (Mercedes Cabral), a girl in her mid-20s from the Philippines. When Rosita arrives, the language barrier proves to be a hurdle. Complicating matters even further is Ulrik's adult son Johannes (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, A Royal Affair), and his growing affection for the young woman. Director Frederikke Aspöck's charming, surprising film outlines the difficulties facing women in Rosita's predicament with a wonderful blend of compassion and humour.

'Punching far above its weight in terms of emotional connection... boasts fine acting... creating equal sympathy for all three leads.' - Variety

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