Acasa, My Home

(Acasa, My Home)

A 20-year escape from Romania's growing capital is now coming to an end. A modern family of hermits must integrate into the system and accept all its pros and cons.

On the other side of the river, just a few steps from the Romanian capital Bucharest, a large family lives in a marshy terrain in voluntary isolation from civilisation. However, the unkempt plains are to become a national city park, and the settlers are expected to integrate into the life of the Eastern European metropolis. Local institutions have promised to hire the head of the family as the park manager, but who knows what their word is worth? Can the family adapt to the new rules and resist new temptations? This film by Romanian director and human rights activist Ciorniciuca offers a variation on the story of the man unspoiled by civilisation cast into the gears of the modern world, telling it with empathy but also without romanticising.

European premiere

About the film

Director: Radu Ciorniciuc
Romania, Finland, Germany
2020 | 86 min.

Language: Romanian

Subtitles: English

Director

Radu Ciorniciuc

Filmography
2020 - Acasa, My Home

Radu Ciorniciuc

Screenings

12. 09. 18:00 Atlas - Small Hall
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16. 09. 20:30 Svetozor - Large Hall
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