Where the Wild Roses Grow (film)

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Where the Wild Roses Grow
Directed by Romana Carén
Produced by Romana Carén, Frederik Füssel
Written by Romana Carén
Starring Katja Benrath, Tony Matzl, Kai Peterson, Romana Carén, Geoffrey Dawes, Maria Bambury, Philipp Bambury, Julia Fürst, Mark Mayr, Thomas Watzak
Music by Geoffrey Dawes, Thomas Borchert
Cinematography Frederik Füssel
Edited by Daniela Knotter McDonald, Robert Zapletal
Running time
9 minutes
Country Austria
Language German

Where the Wild Roses Grow is a 2011 Austrian short film directed by Romana Carén, about the young woman Yasmina whose solitary life is changed by the mysterious stranger Leon. The screenplay was semi-finalist of the 22nd WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition.[1] The film was screened in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival 2012.


Traumatized by the untimely death of her brother when they both were children, Yasmina lives an isolated life in the village Angloville. One day a mysterious man comes to the village and invites her to a picnic in the woods. She decides to take the risk and finds a long hidden treasure.


  • Katja Benrath – Yasmina
  • Tony Matzl – Leon
  • Kai Peterson – Herr Konrad
  • Romana Carén – Julia
  • Thomas Watzak – Manuel (voice)
  • Geoffrey Dawes – Peter
  • Maria Bambury – Maria
  • Philipp Bambury – Philipp
  • Julia Fürst – Dame
  • Mark Mayr – junger Mann

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