Toto and His Sisters

Toldi
Nov 12, 18:00
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Cirko
Nov 13, 18:30
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Művész
Nov 14, 18:15
English & Hungarian Subtitles
International Panorama
Alexander Nanau
2014
Romania
93min
Romanian
Best International Documentary, Zurich Film Festival, 2015.

Toto and His Sisters focuses on 10-year-old Toto and his two teenage sisters, Ana and Andreea. At the age of five, Toto saw his mother detained and jailed for dealing drugs. In the absence of both parents their apartment has become a drug den for their uncles and various neighbors. Despite the surrounding misery the children are smart and strong, helping each other and educating themselves while maintaining a childish joy in life, as they wait for their mother to return from prison. The ways the siblings cope pulls them in different directions, and it soon dawns on Andrea that it’s up to her to provide Toto with a stable role model as Ana struggles to overcome her addiction. Director Alexander Nanau’s choice of placing the camera in the children’s own hands allows them to tell their own story, creating an immersive portrait of complex family bonds.

Producer: 
Alexander Nanau
Editor: 
Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Mircea Olteanu
Camera: 
Mihai Marius Apopei, Alex Brendea
Sound: 
Cristiana Apostol
Music: 
Karwan Marouf
Distribution info: 
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