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Acasa, My Home

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Saturday, 28 August 2021 | 0:00 En ligne

                                    Poster of Acasa, My Home

QUÉBEC PREMIERE

Winner – World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography – Sundance Festival – 2020

In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, an abandoned water reservoir just outside the bustling metropolis, the Enache family lived in perfect harmony with nature for two decades, sleeping in a hut on the lakeshore, catching fish barehanded, and following the rhythm of the seasons. When this area is transformed into a public national park, they are forced to leave behind their unconventional life and move to the city, where fishing rods are replaced by smartphones and idle afternoons are now spent in classrooms.

As the family struggles to conform to modern civilization and maintain their connection to each other and themselves, they each begin to question their place in the world and what their future might be. With their roots in the wilderness, the nine children and their parents struggle to find a way to keep their family united in the concrete jungle.

With an empathetic and cinematic eye, filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc offers viewers, in his feature debut, a compelling tale of an impoverished family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.

Director

Radu Ciorniciuc

Country

Romania, Germany and Finland

Year

2020

Duration

1h26

Category

Documentary

Language

Romanian, subtitled in French

Distribution

Zeitgeist Films
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