|28.03. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 4|
|29.03. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3|
In the early 90’s, women left Moldova in large numbers to provide for their families. Unable to return home, they found a peculiar way to stay in touch: sending large cardboard boxes filled with gifts and food you could only dream about in those days. In return, their children would send videotapes. This exchange became a ritual among thousands of families. Through these intimate private archives, the film depicts the fragility of family bonds through the eyes of a generation of mothers and daughters who were forced to live apart in order to survive. While doing so, it portrays a post-soviet country caught in a crossroads of history. A country whose women were unwittingly put in charge of making the transition from communism to capitalism.
Otilia Babara is a documentary filmmaker from Moldova currently based in Brussels. She directed and produced several short films, namely Irene (2015), selected for several international film festivals, and Women on Canvas (2009), which was awarded in Astra Film Festival and Cronograf Film Festival. Her subjects are often invisible people: those who have something valuable to share, but whose voice is rarely heard. Whether by chance or unconsciously, her protagonists always end up being women.
Love Is Not an Orange
France, Netherlands, Belgium, Moldova, Republic of
Hanne Phlypo, Simone van den Broek, Christine Camdessus, Otilia Babara
Clin d'œil films, Basalt Film, Alegria Producions
Festivals & Awards:
DOK Leipzig (2022), Trieste FF (2023)
SponsorsAVC SONY REZOLUCIJA KERSCHOFSET HOTEL ACADEMIA AVITEH MOGLO ORYX RENT A CAR PRESS CLIPPING BIO&BIO
PartnersHRT HRT3 ZAGREB FILM MOVIES THAT MATTER AKADEMIJA DRAMSKE UMJETNOSTI CINESTAR CENTAR KAPTOL