Rose - Enzian Theater

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24th Annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival


Actress and now debuting director, writer and composer Aurélie Saada pours a tremendous amount of personal nostalgia into ROSE, a wonderfully emotional comedy-drama steeped in love for her North African Jewish roots, from music (all written by Saada) to food — the credits even include her recipe for “makroudh,” a date-filled cookie. The film stars legendary French actress Françoise Fabian (Luis Bunuel’s Belle de Jour and Eric Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s) as a 78-year-old Parisian who has just lost her most beloved husband—a recent widow whose sorrow gives way to a deep thirst for life. This helps her realize that there is still time for her to redefine herself as a woman, all while emerging from under her children’s straight-jacketing concerns. ROSE is an all-embracing effusion of Jewishness that’s a sure-fire crowd-pleaser.

Mensch Pass $118 (limited quantity): All 6 programs, First Priority Seating, Doors open 30 minutes early

Series Pass $72 (limited quantity): All 6 programs, Discounted Admission, Second Priority Seating

Individual Tickets $13

Passes and individual tickets can be purchased online or in person at Enzian’s box office.

France, 2021, 102 minutes, Directed by Aurélie Saada, In French & Yiddish with English subtitles

  • The festival is supported by
  • United Arts
  • “An exuberant and poetic comedy carried by a brilliant actress who proves that class and talent are truly ageless.”

    – Muriel Del Don, CINEUROPA
  • “Saada’s lovely, lively first film warmly reflects her parents’ Tunisian roots and her love of music from Yiddish and Maghreb cultures. Audiences will cheer Fabian’s progress.”

    – Nora Lee Mandel, MAVEN’S NEST
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