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Rosita
dir. Frederikke Asp÷ck
Denmark, 2015, 90 minutes
Danish with English subtitles

European Union Film Festival
National Gallery of Canada, Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00 pm
Shy widower Ulrik works in the fish factory and shares his home with his restless younger son, Johannes, a fisherman. His elder son, Allan, also works at the factory. Ulrik misses the love of a woman, so just as several other men in the village have done before him, he allows a colleague’s Filipino wife to import one of her compatriots to become Ulrik’s new wife. His sons, who knew nothing of his plan, are shocked. When Rosita arrives, she knows only a word or two of Danish. Her second language is English, which Ulrik does not speak, so son Johannes is reluctantly forced to act as his father’s translator. However, to Johannes’ and Rosita’s surprise, the two bond, and soon Rosita has more than one secret she is keeping from Ulrik. Offbeat and amusing, Rosita captured the best director prize at the Moscow Film Festival. 

Ulrik, un veuf timide, travaille à l'usine de transformation du poisson et partage sa maison avec son fils cadet Johannes, qui a la bougeotte. Son aîné Allan travaille aussi à l'usine. Il manque à Ulrik l'amour d'une femme, et comme plusieurs autres hommes du village l'ont fait avant lui, il permet à l'épouse philippine d'un collègue d'importer une de ses compatriotes. Ses fils sont sous le choc. Lorsque Rosita arrive, elle ne connaît que deux mots de danois. Sa langue seconde est l'anglais, mais comme Ulrik ne parle pas anglais, Johannes est forcé à contrecœur d'agir comme interprète. À leur surprise, les deux jeunes gens se lient, et bientôt Rosita a un secret de plus à cacher à Ulrik. 

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