written by ioana uricaru and tatiana ionascu
directed by ioana uricaru

cinematography friede clausz
production design simona pădurețu
image editing mircea olteanu
sound design  kai tebbel

Festival / awards

Berlinale Panorama, Germany – World Premiere; Tribeca FF, USA – International Narrative Competition; goEast FF, Germany; Netia OFF Camera, Poland – Main Competition; Jeonju IFF, South Korea – International Competition; Diaspora IFF, South Korea; Seattle IFF, USA; Provincetown FF, USA; FEST – New Directors, New Films Festival, Portugal – Golden Lynx for Best Feature Film; Jerusalem FF, Israel – International Debuts Competition; Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Poland; Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Germany – Perspective Young Cinema Award; Sarajevo FF, Bosnia & Herzegovina – Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Director; Taoyuan FF, Taiwan; Dunav Film Fest Smederevo, Serbia – Danube 2860 for The Best Film; IFF Film by the Sea, The Netherlands; Oostende FF, Belgium – UFK-UCC Press Award; Cinematik IFF Piešťany, Slovakia; International Women’s Film Festival of Salé, Morocco – Grand Prix; Ars Independent FF, Poland – Black Horse for the Best Film; Bergen IFF, Norway; Jagran IFF, India; RAVAC IFF, Moldova – Best Film; Festival Indépendances et Création, France; CinEast FF, Luxembourg; Atmosphères Festival, France; São Paulo IFF, Brazil – New Directors Competition; Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal, Canada – International Competition; Mill Valley IFF, USA; Vermont IFF, USA – New England Quebec Regional Competition; Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, Romania; Cambridge FF, UK; Thessaloniki IFF, Greece; St. Louis International Film Festival, USA; Los Cabos IFF, Mexico – Official Competition; Stockholm IFF, Sweden; European Film Forum Scanorama, Lithuania; AFI Fest, USA – New Auteurs Competition; Seville European Film Festival, Spain; International Crime & Punishment FF, Turkey – International Golden Scale Feature Film Competition; Segovia European FF, Spain; AFI Washington, USA; Golden Scale – Best Feature Fim Award; Human Rights FF, Zürich; Kerala IFF, India; Premiers Plans Film Festival, France; First Hainan International FilmFestival, China; Bengaluru FF, India; Sofia IFF, Bulgaria; Sun Valley Film Festival, USA – The One in a Million Award; Febio Fest, Czech Republic; Europe on Screen, Indonesia; Moscow IFF, Russia; Shanghai FF, China; Guwahati IFF, India; Fine Arts International Film Festival, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; BASTAU International Student and Debut FF, Kazakhstan; MUCES, Spain

mălina manovici

steve basic
dylan scott smith
milan hurduc
ruxandra maniu

produced by:
mobra films

filmfate films

coproduced by:
film i väst

with the support of the romanian national film centre, eurimages, mitteldeutsche medienförderung, telefilm, société de développement des industries culturelles – québec, SODEC – crédits d’impôts – Québec, CAVCO, film i väst                                    

co-funded by the
creative europe media programme of the european union

cristian mungiu
tudor reu
yanick létourneau
eike goreczka
christoph kukula
arne kohlweyer
sean wheelan

coproducer: anthony muir

While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of getting a green card veers unexpectedly off course, however, Mara is faced with abuses of power on every level and forced to answer a dark question about herself – how far would you go to get what you want?