The Village of Roses


Director: Hanna Heilborn
Director of Photography: Stefania Vialetto, Stephanie Blanchard
Editing: Dominika Daubenbüchel, SFK, Nils Eidvall
Music: József Balázs
Production: Elin Kamlert, Story AB
Country of production: Sweden
Runtime: 90 min
Production Year: 2023
Language: Romani, Italian, English
Subtitles: Greek


Every morning a school bus passes by Denise and her cousins, Jonathan and Walter, without picking them up. Meanwhile, the rise of the far right is being felt in Europe. Over a period of six years, we follow the daily life of a Roma family, struggling to live with warmth and humour.

All interwoven with television archival material and calls between the director and her friend Dijana Pavlović, which awakens the whole emotional spectrum, while giving an experience of recognition and conflict with prejudice.

The Village of the Roses | 11ο Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Χανίων


Hanna Heilborn

Hanna Heilborn is co-owner of the globally acclaimed production company Story AB. She has completed her education at the NY Film School and the Stockholm Academy of the Dramatic Arts.
Since she started working in cinema in 1998, she has received multiple awards for her pioneering work in expanding the documentary medium into a variety of visual formats and for different platforms.