Acasa, My Home
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    Acasa, My Home

    Acasă

    Directed by

    Romania

    2019

    86 min

    • Romani

    Documentary

    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.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Award for Cinematography (World Cinema Documentary) - Sundance FF
    • Special Jury Award - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Lina Vdovii
    Radu Ciorniciuc
    Cinematography
    Mircea Topoleanu
    Radu Ciorniciuc
    Editing
    Andrei Gorgan
    Production
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    Press

    "Heart-breaking and relevant"

    Cineuropa

    "Morally intricate and breathtakingly exquisite"

    Film Threat

    "Lyrical and provocative"

    The Hollywood Reporter

    "An emotional journey"

    Roger Ebert

    On the outskirts of Bucharest, a family lives in harmony with nature until forced to adapt to big city life.

    Modern Times Review

    Radu Ciorniciuc

    Radu Ciorniciuc

    Romania

    Radu Ciorniciuc co-founded the first independent media organization in Romania, Casa Jurnalistului. He works as a long-form writer and undercover investigative reporter, focusing on human rights, animal welfare, and environmental issues across the globe. His work has been published on Channel 4 News, the Guardian, and Al Jazeera and has received numerous international awards, including from Amnesty International, the Royal Television Society, and the Wincott Foundation.