The Land Is Waiting (Mămăliga te așteaptă)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, IWM library
Mamaliga te asteapta (2004)

Mamaliga te asteapta (2004)

Belonging to the observational documentary category, the film follows the everyday life of a very poor family in a Romanian village. Whereas at first the camera seems to focus on the younger children and the mother, it finally settles on the oldest son living at home, Mihai. Having abandoned his University studies in Theology because of lack of money, Mihai had to come back home to work the family’s land alongside his father and his siblings.

Filmed and directed by Lauren?iu Calciu
Executive Producer Rupert Wolfe Murray
Editor Horia M?ru?c?
Production Manager Iulia Sebe?an
Produced by Productive International Romania
Financed by The Embassy of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland in Bucharest

BILAN DU FILM ETHNOGRAPHIQUE – Paris, France: Prix Nanook – Jean ROUCH
ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL – Sibiu, Romania: Best Romanian Documentary
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Introduction: Miruna Voiculescu, a freelance translator from Bucharest and currently a Paul Celan Visiting Fellow at the IWM (translation of Michael Stewart, The Time of The Gypsies into Romanian).

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