poster by Anna Grozavu
dedicated to Popov Family
running time: 32 min.
sound: Andreea Nedelcu
editing: Carina Pușcașu
directing and camera: Letiția Popa
Previous Screenings and awards:
Astra Film Festival - 2018: Best directing award (Doc School)
Cinemaiubit - 2018
Balkan Can Kino - 2018
DocuArt - 2018
Film Pe Paine Film Festival - 2019: Third Prize
Nominated at Europa Prix Rising Stars - 2019
Ji.hlava International Film Festival - 2019
Fipa Doc Film Festival - 2020
Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium Athens - 2020
Kalakari Film Festival - 2022
Documentarul la Dunăre - 2022
The director’s observational camera enters the home of a family living in a village in the Danube Delta, where the birth of another girl arouses more tension stemming from the uneasy life of the extended family.
In her short film, the director thematises a conflict between generations of three women reliant on each other, while Maria, a ten-year-old girl who has to take care of her younger sisters, comes into focus. In the timelessness of traditional rural relationships, shown in a slow pace of everyday life, Maria’s childlike innocence is exposed to harsh orders of her grandmother who requires respect and proper conduct.