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Searching for the 4th Nail

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67 films in 10 categories
George Eli
USA
51'


2009
Photo Film

V.O.

English

subtitles

Romanian

Original Title

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Searching for the 4th Nail

CATEGORY

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

synopsis

George Eli, the director and protagonist of this profoundly personal film, is asking himself a question familiar to most parents: what will he pass on to his sons Alexander and Christopher? What can he teach them about their place in the world? The matter is additionally complicated by the fact that George is an American Rom. There are over one million Roma in the United States, yet the minority has been enveloped in mystery, besieged by absurd myths, or simply invisible. With infinite patience and genuine curiosity, George sets out with his sons to discover what the Roma are to both insiders and outsiders — through bizarre legends and Hollywood representations, family gatherings and academic endeavors, as well as stereotypes imposed from the outside but internalized nonetheless. The result is a charming and disarming bildungsroman told in an authentic voice that honors the generations of the past and those of the future and frees its protagonists to just be themselves. (by Mona Nicoară)

awards and festivals

ImagineIndia Film Festival 2010 / Connecticut Film Festival 2009 - Best Filmmaker / New York Gypsy Film Festival 2009 / Balkan Trafik Festival 2009

POSTER

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The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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