Renowned psychiatrist Pavel Josek is singled out to receive a "Memory of the Nation" medal, however, it transpires that this reputedly morally irreproachable dissident once collaborated with state security agencies, informing on a former friend of his wife, Borek, and ultimately being responsible for the latter's forced emigration. Josek's family and close friends try to come to terms with these new facts. Written by
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Did You Know?
The title ("Kawasaki's Rose") comes from the name of an origami design. It therefore references the complicated layers of secrets peeled away in the film. According to the director, the character of the Japanese artist named Kawasaki who specializes in flower paintings came after the name for the film was chosen. See more