Artisanal horticulturalist Eve Vernet (Catherine Frot) honors her father’s legacy by continuing the family business, breeding and growing unique roses that compete in showcases all over France. But Eve’s approach struggles to compete with the mass market production from her corporate rivals. With the business facing imminent bankruptcy or liquidation, Eve’s trusted secretary, Vera, makes a last-ditch effort to turn things around by hiring three new employees from a prison rehabilitation program behind Eve’s back. Fred, Samir, and Nadège are misunderstood outcasts with fresh ideas, strong work ethics, and absolutely no gardening skills. In a desperate attempt to save the business, the new team comes up with a perilous plan, and Eve unexpectedly discovers new parts of life that are worth nurturing in this colorful and touching comedy about growing new creations in mature soil.
“A buoyant romp”
Los Angeles Times
“a reminder that glimpsing beauty is reason enough”
New York Times
“This soulful film reminds us that there’s a whole lot more to life than just making money—or roses.”
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Audio Commentary by Catherine Frot and director Pierre Pinaud
Interview with Catherine Frot
Interview with director Pierre Pinaud
Being a Rose Breeder featurette
Marie Petiot, Catherine Frot, Fatsah Bouyahmed, and Melan Omerta in THE ROSE MAKER. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Fatsah Bouyahmed, Marie Petiot, and Melan Omerta in THE ROSE MAKER. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Vincent Dedienne and Catherine Frot in THE ROSE MAKER. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Catherine Frot and Melan Omerta in THE ROSE MAKER. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Catherine Frot and Marie Petiot in THE ROSE MAKER. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Fatsah Bouyahmed, Marie Petiot, Catherine Frot, and Melan Omerta in THE ROSE MAKER. Courtesy of Music Box Films.