Cinematography

WAITING FOR AUGUST

Dir: Teodora Ana Mihai
Prod: Clin d'oeil films (Belgium)
HD (2.35) – 88' - colour – 2014

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.

Awards:

  • Hot Docs Film Festival (Toronto- Canada) 2014 - Best International Feature Prize
  • Karlovy Vary International Film festival (Czech republic) 2014 – Best Long Documentary
  • Vision du Réel (Nyon - Switzerland) 2014 - Special Jury Mention , Regard Neuf
  • Dokufest Kosovo 2014 – Balkan Best Newcomer
  • Budapest International Filmfestival (Hongria) 2014 – Best Documentary (section Let them be the Children)
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA) 2014 – Best International Feature Documentary
  • Valdivia International Film Festival (Chile) 2014 – Best International Film Award
  • Antenna Documentary Film Festival (Australia) 2014 – SBS Award for Best International Documentary
  • Astra Film Festival (Roumania) 2014 – Best Documentary, Romanian competition
  • Bergen International Film Festival (Norway) 2014 – Best International Documentary
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival (Iceland) – Environmental Award, category « A Different Tomorrow »
  • Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (Georgia) 2014 – Special Mention

Festival Selections:

  • European Film Award 2015 - Official Selection for Best Documentary
  • Les Magrittes du cinema Belge 2015 - Official Selection for Best Documentary
  • IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Nederlands) 2014

 

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