Francesca

The story centres on Francesca (Monica Barladeanu), a young and idealistic Romanian nursery schoolteacher who is about to leave for Italy, where she dreams of opening a nursery for the children of Romanian immigrants. Her decision immediately arouses reactions from her family, partner and friends. Some, like her father, discourage her by referring to Italy's racism - they brought us into Europe so they could treat us like slaves and screw our women. Others, including her mother, encourage her. And others still are undecided because they are too caught up in their own problems, such as her boyfriend Mita.

Awards: Gijón International Film Festival 2009 (FIPRESCI Prize - Best film)

Francesca (Romania, 2009) / Directed by Bobby Paunescu / Casting: Monica Barladeanu, Doru Boguta, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ion Sapdaru / Drama, 94 min, English subtitles.

Le film raconte l'histoire de Francesca, une jeune enseignante de Bucarest qui désire travailler en Italie. Mais les récits qu'elle a pu entendre sur les conditions de vie des immigrés sont terribles. Elle veut que son compagnon la rejoigne mais les choses tournent mal. Une ouvre incontournable du néo-réalisme moderne, tournée par un réalisateur roumain qui a grandi à Milan.

Organisé par polska.lu en collaboration avec le Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (CCRN).