Marius, a divorced father, is frustrated that his five-year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother. When he wants to take his daughter with him on holiday, he is told that she is ill. Suspecting a lie, he insists to take her with him, leading to a series of comic mishaps, lies, police interventions, all to the tune of children’s songs. With famed Romanian actress Stela Popescu. See the trailer here. Q&A with U-M Lecturer in Germanic Languages and Literature Ramona Uritescu-Lombard to follow the screening.
This program is part of the 9th Annual Romanian Film Festival at UMMA. Schedule of screenings:
Two Lottery Tickets (Două Lozuri, 2016; Paul Negoescu, Comedy, English Subtitles, 86 min)
The Treasure (Comoara, 2015, Corneliu Porumboiu, Drama, English Subtitles, 89 min)
Everybody in Our Family (Toata lumea din familia noastra, 2012, Radu Jude; Comedy, English Subtitles, 107 min)
By the Rails (Dincolo de calea ferata, 2016; Cătălin Mitulescu, Drama, English Subtitles, 88 min)
The mission of the American Romanian Festival is to create a bridge between the two cultures, helping to foster mutual understanding. To learn more about ARF and upcoming events and ways to be involved, please visit americanromanianfestival.org.