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Acasa, My Home

Directed by Radu Ciorniciuc

Romania | Documentary | 85

11 Apr
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm
YBCA 701 Mission St (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
16 Apr
Thu, Apr 16 at 3:30 pm


The Văcărești wetlands, an environmental oasis minutes away from the center of Bucharest, has been home to the Enache family for 18 years. Free of societal constraints, they find a way to subsist off the grid. This bucolic, if rough-and-tumble existence is thrown into upheaval when officials force them to move to the city. With striking vérité footage, the film shows how this displacement alters familial dynamics as the Enaches become part of a system that is theoretically trying to improve their lives. Winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Lyrical and provocative, Acasă, My Home, the first feature-length film by investigative journalist Radu Ciorniciuc, brings an intimate slant to age-old questions about the value of conformity, the pleasures and challenges of the natural world versus the comforts and distractions of modernity, and the amorphous but essential matter of what constitutes a good life. And it does so with laudable concision.” –Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Radu Ciorniciuc

Radu Ciorniciuc is an award-winning writer and investigative reporter whose work has appeared in the Guardian and on Channel 4 and Al Jazeera. In his native Romania, he founded Casa Jurnalistului, the country’s first independent media organization. Acasă, My Home is his first feature.

Film Details

Language Romanian

Original Language Title Acasă

Year 2020

Runtime 85

Country Romania/Germany/Finland

Director Radu Ciorniciuc

Producer Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Editor Andrei Gorgan

Cinematographer Radu Ciorniciuc, Mircea Topoleanu

Music Yari, Codrin George Lazăr, Gaute