Mamma Mia! Here she goes again: Rosati wins Best Actress in a Foreign Film award
Rising star Weronika Rosati has been celebrating after winning the Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film award at the International Social Film Festival in Benevento, Italy.
The Warsaw-born actress, who has starred in both Polish and international productions, was recognised for her leading role in 'It's Not Over', an Italian-Scottish thriller filmed in Scotland and directed by Italy’s Alessandro Riccardi.
Announcing the win to her fans on Instagram the delighted 38-year-old said: ”'This is another award for me after festivals in California and Stockholm and another award for the film! I can't wait until you can all see the film.”
In another post she added: “It is all the more important to me that I was appreciated like an actress in Italy, where at the @socialfilmfestival festival I got the award for the best foreign actress for the film "It's not over".
“The film already has a distributor in Poland, but I don't know when you will be able to see it.”
A graduate of the celebrated Lódź Film School and Less Strasberg Institute in New York, Rosati' career has included acting roles alongside some of the world's most recognisable actors, albeit largely in a minor role.
After starting out in Polish soap operas and television series, her big break in Poland came as a 19 year old when she took on the lead role of Gemma in Patryk Vega's film 'Pitbull', which has since reached cult status in Poland.
Her big break in America came in 2011 when she was cast as a poker dealer, Naomi, in original HBO series 'Luck' starring Dustin Hoffman.
From then she was cast in numerous minor roles in American TV shows and series including True Detective, NCIS, and opposite Sylvester Stallone in 'Bullet to the Head' and Michael Douglas in 'Las Vegas'.
In 2015, she also starred as the wife of Nicolas Cage's character in the WWII drama 'USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage'.
Rosati's greatest acting recognition to date has been a nomination for Best Actress in the Polish Academy Awards in 2012, for her role as 'Pestka' a young Jewish woman trying to save her sister from death in the WWII drama Manhunt.
Outside of acting, Rosati also became prominent in Poland for her activism, particularly regarding the subject of domestic abuse.
She has often been credited with being the face of the Me Too movement in Poland after openly declaring that she was a domestic abuse victim.
In 2019, she set up the Woman's Strength Foundation to support women affected by domestic abuse and was awarded the Polish Glamour Woman of the Year Award for her activism.
Rosati's latest acting award at the festival in Benveneto comes as she continues to develop her international acting career.