HERE… I MEAN THERE
AICI…ADICA ACOLO | Director: LAURA CAPATANA-JULLER, 2012 Cinematographer: Ancuta Iordachescu
ROMANIA | 76 MINUTES
This deeply felt documentary is a brief but intimate portrait of a family split up by circumstances that leave little room for a brighter future. Ani and Sanda are two girls left with their grandparents because their parents abandoned them (like many Romanians) to go to Spain to earn money to build a house back home. Ten years later, the family is still broken and the house is far from being finished—but somehow, this is not as depressing as it sounds. It’s a bittersweet coming-of-age story, not without its funny moments, infused with nostalgia for a life the family should have had.