Rosa's Wedding

by Iciar Bollain

Rosa's Wedding


About to turn 45, Rosa comes to realize that her full life has always been devoted to please others and decides to press the nuclear button, shake things up and grab hold of the reins of her life. But first, she wants to take on a very special commitment: get married to herself.

But Rosa will soon discover that her siblings and daughter have their own plans, and that changing her life is going to be anything but easy if it’s not in the family script. Getting married, even with herself, is going to be the hardest thing she’s ever done.


Born in Madrid in 1967, Iciar began her career in the world of film as an actress in Victor Erice’s EL SUR, before subsequently appearing in other pictures such as MALAVENTURA (1989) by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, and LAND AND FREEDOM (1994) by Ken Loach. A highlight of her acting career was being nominated for a Goya Award her performance in LEO (2000).
As a director, Iciar started out shooting several short films which marked her debut in this facet of her career, such as BAJA CORAZÓN and LOS AMIGOS DEL MUERTO.
In 1991, along with Santiago García de Leániz and Gonzalo Tapia, she set up the company Producciones Iguana, where she took her first steps directing feature films. Her first outing was to be HI, ARE YOU ALONE? (1995), followed by FLOWERS FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1999), which saw her win the Mercedes- Benz Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. She then went on to direct one of her biggest hits: TAKE MY EYES (2003), winner of Goya Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay at Spain’s national film awards.
Subsequent works include pictures such as MATAHARIS (2007); EVEN THE RAIN (2010) which won the Ariel Prize for Best Iberoamerican Film; and KATMANDU, A MIRROR IN THE SKY (2011).
Iciar Bollain followed on from these successes with EN TIERRA EXTRAÑA (2014) a documentary film about Spanish immigrants in Scotland. She reverted to fiction with THE OLIVE TREE (2016), which garnered several Goya nominations in categories of Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and scooped the award for Best Debut Performance by an Actress (Anna Castillo) and Best Supporting Role (Javier Gutiérrez). Her latest film, YULI, released in 2018, tells the story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta.
In 2006, Iciar Bollaín set up CIMA, an association of women film & television practitioners, along with other female film-makers. Iciar’s career has always been recognized on the international festival circuit, such as in the Goya Awards, the Gaudi Awards, the Fotogramas de Plata Awards, and at the European Film Awards, the Cannes Film Festival, the Bogotá Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the San Sebastián International Film Festival...
Selected Filmography
2020 La boda de Rosa / Rosa’s Wedding
2018 Yuli
2016 El olivo / The Olive Tree
2014 En tierra extraña / In Foreign Land
2011 Katmandú: Un espejo en el cielo / Kathmandu Lullaby
2010 También la lluvia / Even the Rain
2007 Mataharis
2004 ¡Hay motivo! (segment "Por tu propio bien")
2003 Te doy mis ojos / Take my eyes
1999 Flores de otro mundo / Flowers from Another World
1995 Hola, ¿estás sola? / Hi, are you alone?



Candela Peña: Rosa
Sergi López: Armando
Nathalie Poza: Violeta
Ramón Barea: Antonio
Paula Usero: Lidia
Xavo Giménez: Rafa
Paloma Vidal: Marga
Lucía Poveda: Lolín
María José Hipólito: Laura
María Maroto: Ana


Director: Iciar Bollain
Script: Iciar Bollain, Alicia Luna
Producers: Cristina Zumárraga, Pablo Bossi, Lina Badenes, Fernanda del Nido, Alexandra Lebret
Executive Producers: Cristina Zumárraga, Lina Badenes, Fernanda del Nido
Directors of Photography: Sergi Gallardo, Beatriz Sastre
Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Music: Vanessa Garde
Production Designer: Laia Colet
Costume Designer: Giovanna Ribes
Sound: Eva Valiño, Juan Ferro, Steve Miller
Hair & Make Up: Amparo Sánchez
Casting: Mireia Juárez, Déborah Borque
Line Producer: Cristian Guijarro
Assistant Director: Guillermo Escribano

Technical Data

Original Title: La boda de Rosa
English Title: Rosa's Wedding
Languages: Spanish, Valencian
Running time: 97 min
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Produced by Tandem Films, Turanga Films, Setembro Cine, La boda de Rosa la película AIE, Halley Productions (Francia)
With the participation of RTVE, Movistar+, À Punt Mèdia
With funding from Gobierno de España (ICAA), Institut Valencià de Cultura (IVC), Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC).

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