Director: Iona Uricaru

Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden

Year of release: 2018

Language – Screen time: DCP / Color / 88′ English, Romanian with Turkish and English subtitles

Cast: Malina Manovici, Steve Bacic, Dylan Scott Smith, Milan Hurduc, Ruxandra Maniu

Atlas Sineması
12.11.2018 – 19:00

Kadıköy Sineması
13.11.2018 – 16:00

Mara, a nurse from Romania, got married whilst on a working visit to the USA. Together with her husband Daniel, whom she met as a patient, she is now waiting for her Green Card. She has already brought to the States her little son Dragos from a previous relationship. However, the naturalisation process is proving to be difficult and Mara increasingly begins to realise that the America she imagined has little to do with the reality. After the immigration officer responsible for her case exploits her plight, the situation seems almost hopeless. ‘Even the people who hate the United States want to live here’ is a statement the heroine of this film hears again and again, and her own experiences are characterised by a similar ambivalence.

* International Golden Scale Feature Film Competition

* With the participation of the film crew.

* Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Director

* International Women’s Film Festival of Salé, Morocco – Grand Prix