BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober

Waiting for August

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Waiting for August
Belgia / Romania/ 2014/ 1 t. 28 min.
LANGUAGE:
Rumensk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Teodora Ana Mihai
WRITER:
Teodora Ana Mihai
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Joachim Philippe, Mihnea Popescu
PRODUCER:
Hanne Phlypo, Antoine Vermeesch
Puberty and poverty

Georgiana Halmac has yet to turn fifteen, but is already the head of her small household in a social housing project in Romania. The teenage girl carries the full responsibility for her six younger siblings while their mother is forced to work in Italy to provide for the family. Caught between puberty and adult responsibility, Georgiana does her best for her brothers and sisters, improvising as she goes along. WAITING FOR AUGUST is a deeply moving and upsetting, yet fundamentally optimistic story of an adolescence cut brutally short by the economic realities of modern-day Europe.

 

Teodora Ana Mihai

Teodora Mihai (Romania, 1981) Filmography: CIVIL WAR ESSAY (2000)

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