Romania, Germany, Finland
Radu Ciorniciuc’s debut is a thoughtful study of gentrification, seen through the eyes of a family trying to adapt to the new life they never asked for. Is it better to go back to their “paradise lost,” with its life free yet harsh, or to become part of the society that offers comforts but comes with pressures and conflict?
But independence is a core value of how our society sees the social integration process. Very soon after moving into the city, the family members learned that the opportunities of having a comfortable life can only be reached by becoming independent. Living or working together was not an option anymore, especially for the family’s youngsters. They had lesser difficulties than their parents to adapt to the new reality and were more willing to succeed as integrated citizens.
The film is built around one family’s drama and, keeping the proportions, around one of modern man’s biggest dilemmas: to go back to nature, where life is free but harsh without the benefits of civilization? Or to be part of a society that offers opportunities of a comfortable life, but only to those who are willing to embrace the pressures that come with comfort?
His journalistic work was acknowledged by the UK Royal Television Society (2014), Amnesty International UK (2014), the Harold Wincott Awards for Business, Economic and Financial Journalism (2016), and by other international and national prestigious institutions.
ACASĂ, MY HOME is the debut film of Radu Ciorniciuc.
2020 ACASĂ, MY HOME
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Radu Ciorniciuc
Written by: Lina Vdovîi
Produced by: Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
Cinematography: Radu Ciorniciuc, Mircea Topoleanu
Editing: Andrei Gorgan
Original Score: Gaute Barlindhaug
Main Cast: Valentin Enache (Vali)
Nominations and Awards
- European Documentary 2020
- EFA Documentary Selection 2020