Acasa, My Home

a film by Radu Ciorniciuc

Acasa, My Home

Romania, Germany, Finland | 2020 | 86:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
For two decades, the Enache family—nine kids and their parents—lived in a shack in the wilderness of Bucharest Delta: an abandoned water reservoir, one of the biggest urban natural reservations in the world, with lakes and hundreds of species of animals and rare plants. When the authorities decide to claim back this rare urban ecosystem, the Enache family is evicted and told to resettle in the city—a reality they know nothing about. Kids that used to spend their days in nature have to learn about city life, go to school instead of swimming in the lake, and swap their fishing rods for mobile phones. Their identity has been questioned and transformed, along with their sense of freedom and family ties.
Radu Ciorniciuc’s heartbreaking debut is a thoughtful study of gentrification, seen through the eyes of a family trying to adapt to the new life they never asked for. Is it better to go back to their “paradise lost,” with its life free yet harsh, or to become part of the society that offers comforts but comes with pressures and conflict? [Sundance]
Festivals/Awards
2020
Sundance, USA
awarded with VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international — 35 DOK.fest Munich
Cast and Crew
  • Director Radu Ciorniciuc
  • Producer Monica Lazurean-Gorgan (monica.manifestfilm@gmail.com), Hanka Kasteliková (HBO Europe), Alina David, Ümit Uludag (uemituludag) (CORSO Film), Ari Matikainen (KINOCOMPANY)
  • Screenwriter Lina Vdovii, Radu Ciorniciuc
  • Director of Photography Mircea Topoleanu, Radu Ciorniciuc
  • Editor Andrei Gorgan
  • Sound Andreas Mühlschlegel
Original Languages

Romanian

World Sales Company
auTLOOK FILMSALES
Spittelberggasse 3/14, 1070 Wien 07

Mobile: +43 670 2087881

welcome@autlookfilms.com
http://www.autlookfilms.com
Co-Production Company
CORSO Film
Germany
www.corsofilm.de
Links / Reference
Menu Icon Menu Icon Arrow Icon Arrow Icon Plus Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Minus Icon HFF Logo HFF Logo