Acasă - My Home

67 films in 10 categories
Radu Ciorniciuc
Romania, Finland, Germany

Photo Film


Romanian, English


Romanian, English

Original Title


Acasă - My Home




• 21 August, 19:30, VERDE STOP ARENA

The film will be screened in the presence of: Radu Ciorniciuc, Monica Lăzurean Gorgan

Radu Ciorniciuc
In 2012, long-form writer and undercover investigative reporter Radu Ciorniciuc co-founded the first independent media organization in Romania – „Casa Jurnalistului”. His researches focus on human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues across the globe. His work was published on The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Channel 4 News, etc. and received national and international awards.

Monica Lăzurean Gorgan

Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan is a Romanian producer and director. Monica produced or co-produced a number of feature length fictions and documentaries with established Romanian directors, with films selected or awarded at Berlinale, Sundance, Locarno and many others festivals (A Mere Breath, Chuck Norris vs Communism, The Cage, Domestic, Timebox etc). In 2011 MY VOTE, her medium length documentary as director was selected for Rotterdam IFF, Documenta Madrid IFF and many others and awarded in Sarajevo IFF. A MERE BREATH feature length documentary (2016) premiered at Vision du Reel, International Competition and was awarded at Sarajevo IFF 2016 with The Heart of Sarajevo/Best Documentary Film, at LET’S CEE Cinema Austria with Best Documentary in Competition, Romanian National Awards/GOPO Award for Best Romanian Documentary of 2016, at ASTRA IDFF with Best Romanian Documentary award, 2017, at  DocuArt with Best Director, selected for Chicago IFF and many other festivals, screened on Mubi, Amazon etc.


Just at the edge of Bucharest, the Văcărești Delta has been a fantastic battlefield between nature and civilization for decades now. For the Enache family, the delta is a paradise. Their nine children grew up in the wetlands after nature reclaimed it from a grandiose Ceaușescu-era urban plan abandoned in 1989. The kids fish, hunt, wrestle, and roam free in its idyllic landscape while their father acts as a guide and advocate for the entire ecosystem. But when the outsiders’ polite and ecological-minded curiosity gives way to the unfettered capitalism and its inescapable progeny, gentrification, the Enaches are moved to make way for development — to an apartment building that feels alienating by comparison. The pressure to adapt to their new city-dwelling identity gets to all, breaking hearts, family ties, and fundamental parameters of identity. Director Radu Ciorniciuc and writer Lina Vdovîi respectfully and delicately weave a universal story that combines spectacularly beautiful shots with the devastating intimacy of a family bearing the burden of the times. (by Mona Nicoară)

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