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Series:Vino Vérité
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:86 minutes
Director:Radu Ciorniciuc
Year Released:2020
Production Country:Romania


Nominee: European Film Academy, Best Documentary
Nominee: International Documentary Association, Best Cinematography
Nominee: Cinema Eye Honors, Spotlight Award
Winner: Sundance Film Festival, Special Jury Award for Cinematography, World Cinema Documentary

"Lyrical and provocative...timeless and of-the-moment, vividly specific and universally resonant." —Hollywood Reporter

"The secret of this beautiful, bittersweet film about a group of people like no other is that, in the end, it's all so shockingly relatable." —Vulture

Presented by Bread Garden MarketLittle Village, and FilmScene

DIALOGUE: Filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc - live from Romania! - joins for a Zoom Q&A and reception
Opens Friday, April 9 for viewing / Reception Sunday, April 11, 4pm CT

Tickets: $40 members / $50 public Includes bottle of wine, dessert for two, film, and virtual filmmaker reception!
Streaming only ticket also available.
Pick-up your Vino Verite bundles from 4-8 on Friday or Saturday, April 9 & 10 at the concessions area of FilmScene at the Chauncey.

Virtual Vino Vérité returns with an absolutely stunning cinematic exploration of the lives of a family of eleven living off-grid in the wetlands outside Bucharest, Romania. Acasa, My Home has been rightfully recognized by the Sundance Film Festival and International Documentary Association for its striking cinematography and the European Film Academy as one of the best documentaries of the year. We're thrilled to have filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc scheduled to appear to discuss his debut feature film and investigative journalism while we chat over wine.

The Vino Vérité series features talented new voices and established filmmakers influenced by the vérité tradition in person to present their thought-provoking, chance-taking, and visually-arresting films. Each selection is paired with hand-selected wines from Bread Garden Market.

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 an impoverished family living on the fringes of society in Romania, fighting for acceptance and their own version of freedom.

Sundance Film Festival (2020) — Special Jury Award for Cinematography, World Cinema Documentary
Cinema Eye Honors (2021) — Spotlight Award Nominee
International Documentary Association Awards (2021) — Best Cinematography Nominee
European Film Academy (2020) — Best Documentary Nominee

"A real-world Leave No Trace which Ciornicius films with a keen yet unobtrusive eye." —

"Heart-rending...morally intricate and breathtakingly exquisite." —Film Threat

"Stunning in its raw intimacy."— Hammer to Nail