IDFA Meets ROEF: Acasă, My Home

    • News
    • July 28, 2021
    • By the staff

    IDFA Meets and ROEF Amsterdam join forces for the second year! On Friday, August 27, head to the roof of the NEMO Science museum for a special screening of the Romanian festival hit Acasă, My Home while overlooking the Amsterdam skyline.

    Acasă, My Home

    Twenty years ago, Gică Enache made the radical decision to turn his back on Romanian society. He built a cabin in the countryside just outside Bucharest, and there he and his wife brought up nine children. Now the government has made ambitious plans for this verdant delta region, and social agencies are urging the family to return to the city. The whole idea is abhorrent to the paterfamilias, who wants nothing to do with education or rules. The family moves to a rental apartment but have major problems adjusting. Boundaries are continually being crossed, especially those of the stern patriarch.

    After winning the Special Jury Prize for Cinematography at Sundance, Acasă, My Home went on to win multiple awards at other international film festivals. Director Radu Ciorniciuc’s background in investigative social journalism is apparent in this, his documentary debut. He takes the long view, filming the family across entire seasons: we first follow the Enaches while they’re living in nature and then as they take the bumpy path to the bewildering turmoil of city life and the first unravelings of a once so close-knit family.

    Acasă, My Home trailer

    IDFA Meets is an event series programmed for a new generation of documentary film lovers. Each time from a different location, with a different Amsterdam partner, to share urgent stories and new perspective. Always with film at the center.

    ROEF wants to bring the still-unexplored rooftop landscape of Amsterdam closer to residents and visitors of the city by showing its potential for leisure and sustainability. To experience it for yourself, ROEF presents the ROEF Expedition 2021 on Saturday, August 28. Ticket holders of the ROEF Expedition will receive a summer drink at the entrance of IDFA Meets ROEF.

    Event information

    • Date: Friday, August 27
    • Location: NEMO Science Museum (Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam)
    • Screening begins: 20:30
    • Approximate end time: 22:00
    • Ticket: €7.50
    • Acasă, My Home is Romanian spoken and subtitled in English
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    Testing for admission

    For this event, you must have a valid COVID certificate—an approved document that confirms your health and safety regarding the coronavirus. In the CoronaCheck app, you can generate this certificate in the form of a QR code. You can also get a valid COVID certificate in one of three ways: if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have contracted the coronavirus during the last 6 months, or if you have tested negative in the 24 hours before the start of the event. You can find more information via testenvoortoegang.org in both Dutch and English.

    Please keep in mind that seating capacity is subject to change pending new measures from the government. We will of course keep you updated as necessary. We kindly ask you to be on time for the event to allow for checks at the door.

    Acasă, My Home

    • Radu Ciorniciuc
    • 2020
    • 86 min

      A filmic portrait of a large Romanian family going though turbulent times. After 20 years of living in nature near Bucharest, they must return to modern, urban society—and all its problems.

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