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dir. Stere Gulea
Romania, 2009, 100 minutes
English Subtitles

2009 European Union Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, December 4, 2009, 7:00 pm
A stylish contemporary drama that tells the story of Luiza, a woman who left Romania to pursue a fresh start in Spain, leaving her three year old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives. Luiza returns a decade later to find some shocking truths: Cristina has become a drug addict and run away with her heroin-dealing boyfriend, leaving her two year-old daughter in an orphanage. Overwhelmed by guilt, Luiza tries to save her daughter and thus redeem her mistakes, but she has only a narrow window: one weekend. English subtitles.