In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, close to an abandoned water reservoir just outside the bustling metropolis, the Enache family lived in perfect harmony with nature for two decades, sleeping in a hut on the lakeshore, catching fish barehanded and following the rhythm of the seasons. When this area is transformed into a public national park, they are forced to leave behind their unconventional life and move to the city, where fishing rods are replaced by smartphones and idle afternoons are now spent in classrooms.

As the family struggles to conform to modern civilization and maintain their connection to each other and themselves, they begin to question their own place in the world and what their future might be. With their roots in the wilderness, the nine children and their parents struggle to find a way to keep their family united in the concrete jungle.

With an empathetic and cinematic eye, filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc offers viewers, in his feature debut, a compelling tale of an impoverished family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.

CREDITS

Director
Radu Ciorniciuc

 

Producer
Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

 

Editor
Andrei Gorgan

 

DoP
Mircea Topoleanu
Radu Ciorniciuc

 

Screenwriter
Lina Vdovîi

 

Co-producers
Ari Matikainen
Ümit Uludağ
Martin Roelly
Erik Winker

 

Executive Producer HBO Europe
Hanka Kastelicova

 

Producer HBO România
Alina David

 

Producer YLE Finland
Erkko Lyytinen

 

Main Partner
UiPath Foundation

 

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In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, close to an abandoned water reservoir just outside the bustling metropolis, the Enache family lived in perfect harmony with nature for two decades, sleeping in a hut on the lakeshore, catching fish barehanded and following the rhythm of the seasons. When this area is transformed into a public national park, they are forced to leave behind their unconventional life and move to the city, where fishing rods are replaced by smartphones and idle afternoons are now spent in classrooms.

As the family struggles to conform to modern civilization and maintain their connection to each other and themselves, they begin to question their own place in the world and what their future might be. With their roots in the wilderness, the nine children and their parents struggle to find a way to keep their family united in the concrete jungle.

With an empathetic and cinematic eye, filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc offers viewers, in his feature debut, a compelling tale of an impoverished family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.

CREDITS

Director
Radu Ciorniciuc

 

Producer
Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

 

Editor
Andrei Gorgan

 

DoP
Mircea Topoleanu
Radu Ciorniciuc

 

Screenwriter
Lina Vdovîi

 

Co-producers
Ari Matikainen
Ümit Uludağ
Martin Roelly
Erik Winker

 

Executive Producer HBO Europe
Hanka Kastelicova

 

Producer HBO România
Alina David

 

Producer YLE Finland
Erkko Lyytinen

 

Main Partner
UiPath Foundation