Part of SFFILM Festival
Acasă, My Home
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
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.
Original Language Title Acasă
Director Radu Ciorniciuc
Producer Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan
Editor Andrei Gorgan
Cinematographer Radu Ciorniciuc, Mircea Topoleanu
Music Yari, Codrin George Lazăr, Gaute