Irish Film Institute -ROSALIE


Director: Stéphanie di Giusto

115 mins, France, 2023, Digital

In France in the 1870s, Rosalie (Nadia Tereszkiewicz) is a young woman unlike any other. Born with a face and body covered in hair, she has concealed her reality all her life, shaving to fit in. When Abel (Benoît Magimel), an indebted bar owner unaware of her secret, marries her for her dowry, the defiant young woman decides to learn how to embrace her unconventional appearance. Rosalie’s only wish is to be truly seen despite a difference she no longer wishes to hide. But can Abel love Rosalie and see her for the woman she is, once he discovers the truth she has so cleverly hidden from him? Inspired by the experiences of actual historical figures, this passionate and empowering drama is a beautifully crafted parable about intolerance and attitudes towards body diversity.

There will be Open Captioned screenings at 18.10 on Monday 10th, and 13.00 on Thursday 13th.

Notes by David O’Mahony

Book Tickets

Thursday 13th