A Roma family waiting for their underage 15-year-old daughter to give birth suddenly found itself in the absurd situation of being separated from her, because of faults in the system. It is true that they were neither the natural parents of the girl nor the adoptive ones, but still, they were the ones who had raised her ever since she was little. The lack of documents to prove this fact triggered a completely absurd situation, at the basis of which there stood actually the conflict between two different cultures - a written one versus an oral one.
Can we state the superiority of either of them?
The purpose of this film is not necessarily to give an answer to this question but to raise a series of questions related to the way society tries to settle the interactions between its members, not taking into account the specificity and individuality of each of them.
2012 THE DITCH
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Adrian Silisteanu
Written by : Claudia Silisteanu
Produced by : Anamaria Antoci, Adrian Silisteanu
Director of Photography : Adrian Silisteanu
Editor : Mircea Olteanu, Costi Zaharia
Production Design : Alexandra Alma Ungureanu
Costume Design : Alexandra Alma Ungureanu
Hair & Make up Artist : Dana Roseanu
Composer : Sergiu Popa
Sound Design : Ioan Filip
Main Cast : Elena Ursaru (Minodora), Alina Serban (Giuberina), Sorin Mihai (Pardică)
Nominations and Awards
- European Short Film 2017