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Documentary

Waiting For August

Year 2014
Runtime 88 mins
Language Romanian
Subtitles Yes

A Romanian teenager struggles to care for her six younger siblings after her mother leaves the country to find work.

A girl on the cusp of her fifteenth birthday, Georgiana has been thrust into the role of matriarch so that her mother can take a job in Italy to provide for family. With six younger siblings to take care of, she struggles to fill her mother's shoes while dealing with all of the pitfalls of being a teenage girl. In candid scenes, regular phone calls between Georgiana and her mother reveal the girl's fears and challenges as she looks for guidance and support. As months go by, the siblings improvise and adjust to their circumstances, all while becoming increasingly homesick for the voice on the other end of the phone.

Honest and humanely told, Waiting For August is a touching portrait of a family's bond and a young woman's resiliency.

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Countries

Belgium Romania
Awards
Best International Feature Documentary Award Hot Docs 2014, Best Documentary Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014
Festivals
HotDocs 2014, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014
Director
Teodora Ana Mihai
Producer
Hanne Phlypo, Antoine Vermeesch
Screenwriter
Teodora Ana Mihai
Cinematographer
Joachim Philippe
Editor
Michèle Hubinon, Frédéric Meert