*WINNER – Sundance World Cinema Jury Award for Cinematography*
*NOMINEE – European Film Awards – Best European Documentary*
*NOMINEE – IDA Documentary Awards – Best Cinematography*
*NOMINEE – Cinema Eye Honors – Spotlight Award*
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – DOC:NYC Winner’s Circle*
A FILM BY RADU CIORNICIUC
Following its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, the film was honored with a Special Jury Award for Cinematography and went on to garner awards at notable festivals around the world. Most recently the film was nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors, IDA Awards and European Film Awards. ACASĂ, MY HOME will open in select theaters and virtual cinemas on January 15, 2021.
In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, 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 each begin to question their 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 a family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.