Seven year-old Samantha (Samantha Hanassab) is challenged by an elder (Joe D’Agosta) to “kiss a rose” and then report her experience to him. She visits two grocery stores and a farmer’s market empty-handed.
After weeks of searching, Samantha uncovers the perfect rose in a lush and spacious rose garden. While she’s attempting to fulfill her quest, Samantha’s interrupted by a loving couple (Nadine Jean Chedid and Tristan Coe) and a rogue business-man on a cell phone (Khaled Saab). Feeling like a failure, Samantha reports her experience to the elder whose trusted sources have relayed their conclusion. To Kiss A Rose is the second installment of The Rose Trilogy. (2013. 10.59 min. Silent with title cards/partial audio.)