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WAITING FOR AUGUST

Documentary, Belgium 2014
 
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Documentary, Belgium 2014
Runtime: 88min. / 52min.
Director: Teodora Ana Mihai
Production: Clin D’oeil Films/A Private View

 

Georgiana Halmac, eldest daughter of her family, is turning fifteen this winter. She lives with her six siblings in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau (Romania). Their mother Liliana, an economic migrant in Torino, will not be back till the summer.

During mother’s absence, Georgiana is catapulted to the role of new head of the family. Her adolescence is brutally cut short, when she becomes responsible for her brothers and sisters. Caught between puberty and responsibilities, she moves ahead improvising. Phone conversations with her mom are her only guidelines.

Intimate scenes from the daily life of Georgiana and her siblings will show us—uncensored, in fly-on-the-wall style— how real events are experienced and interpreted with great imagination by these children.

One is bound to be amazed by their great ingenuity, while also realizing how fragile their daily balance is.

Festivals:
2014 Visions Du Réel, Hot Docs, Moscow IFF, Karlovy Vary IFF, Lemesos IFF, Dokufest Kosovo, BIAFF Giorgia, DMZ Korea, Calgary IFF, Budapest IDF, Bergen IFF, Camden IFF, Reykjavik IFF, Vancouver IFF, Valdivia IFF, BFI London FF, Hot Springs IFF, Antenna, São Paulo IFF, Zagreb IFF, Ghent IFF, Inconvenient Films, Cork Film Fest, IFF Listapad, IDFA, Regent Park FF, Malatya IFF, Torino FF, Singapore IFF, Porto/Post/Doc, IFF This Human World
2015: Festival Cine UC Santiago, DocPoint Helsinki, ReFrame FF, Facets, Göteborg IFF, Würzburg IFF, Montreal IDF Docville, Portland IFF, Tempo Stockholm, IBAFF, Salem FF, Bergamo Filmmeeting, BUFF Malmø, One World Romania, Women Director Huesca, FEstival Cinéma D’Alès, AMDOCS, Sebastopol Documentary FF, Annapolis FF, Wisconsin FF, Dortmund IFF, Belfast FF, Flying Broom Women FF, EuroRama, Docedge New Zealand, EDOC, Lilla Festivalen, CineMigrante, Flimmer Norrköping, CNEX, Move IT Dresden, Fieri Fieri

 

Awards: 
Best Feature Film – Hot Docs, Special Mention – Visions Du Réel, Best Documentary – Karlovy Vary

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