A film by Andrzej Wajda

French Distribution • International Sales


A film by Andrzej Wajda

Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Julia Pietrucha, Jan Englert

French Distribution • International Sales

French Release on 17-02-2010

A middle-aged woman, Marta, wife of a small town doctor, doesn’t know about her terminal illness. One day Marta meets a much younger man, Bogux, and is fascinated by his youth and simplicity. Their innocent “dates” at the shores of the river, marked by mutual fascination, are put to an end by a sudden and cruel twist of fate: it is Bogux who dies first, drowning, entangled in the roots of the sweet rush he was carrying for Marta. But this is just a first layer of this multi-dimensional tale: Sweet Rush is also a film on making a film and Andrzej Wajda is intertwining the story with real-life monologues of Krystyna Janda dealing with the premature death of her husband, the acclaimed cinematographer Edward Kxozixski. Sweet Rush is a subtle and touching story of impossible love and, at the same time, the director’s personal account of things eternal: love coming too late and death coming always too early.

« Wajda est l’un des très grands cinéastes de sa génération, un peintre hors pair. »

Jean-Luc Douin

« Bouleversant. »

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Producers: Akson studio, Telewizja Polska S.A, Agencja Media Plus
Co-producers: Polish Film Institute
France Distribution: Les Films du Losange
International Sales: Les Films du Losange

Nationalities: Poland

Script: Andrzej Wajda
Cinematographer: Pawel Edelman
Editing: Milenia Fiedler
Sound: Jacek Hamela
Production Designer: Magdalena Dipont
Costumes: Magdalena Biedrzycka
Music: Pawel Mykietyn

Duration: 1h25
Sound Format: Dolby SRD
Production Year: 2010