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Rosa's Wedding
Australian Premiere
Opening Night

From writer/director Icíar Bollaín (Yuli, SFF19), the joyous new romantic comedy Rosa’s Wedding features the superb Candela Peña (Truman SFF16, Kiki, Love to Love, SFF17) as a woman who decides to take charge of her life after always putting others first.

About to turn 45, seamstress Rosa (Peña) works in the wardrobe department of a film production company in Valencia. Besides the pressure of her job, she’s also besieged by the demands of family members: her widowed dad, Antonio (Ramón Barea); her divorced brother Armando (a scene-stealing Sergi López); her possibly-alcoholic sister Violeta (Nathalie Poza); and her grown-up daughter Lidia (Paula Usero). Plus, there’s the constant favours for friends and neighbours…

Tired of living for others, Rosa retreats to her childhood home in the scenic coastal town of Benicàssim and – much to the consternation of her family - announces her engagement to someone that those around her can’t quite accept or believe! Breezily mixing comedy and pathos, Rosa’s Wedding is a life-affirming call to self-empowerment and independence.

A feel-good film par excellence.
Screen International
Iciar Bollaín
Candela Peña, Sergi López, Nathalie Poza, Ramón Barea, Paula Usero
2020 | 99 min | Spain, France | Drama, Comedy
Spanish, Valencian, Catalan with English subs

Festivals & Awards

Special Jury Award, Best Supporting Actress, Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2020
Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song, Goya Awards 2021
Best Actress, Best New Actress, Best Supp. Actor, Best Director, Best Orig. Screenplay, Best Film, Goya Awards 2021