For 20 years, nine children and their parents lived in the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, in perfect harmony with nature, until they are chased out and forced to adapt to the big city. With an empathetic and cinematic eye, filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc offers a compelling tale of an impoverished family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.
Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan for Manifest Film, Radu Ciorniciuc, Alina David / HBO Romania
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Stephanie Fuchs for Autlook Filmsales
86' and 55', DCP, color
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