Gripping historical drama in a short format. In the household of a wealthy Romanian noblewoman in 1855, Maria, a Roma slave, fights for the freedom of her son Dinca. Once the master of the house made her a promise, but then he died.
The arrival of a carriage of well-heeled guests for dinner is approaching. The slaves and slave girls make the preparations. But Maria seems absent. What no one knows yet: on this evening she sees the chance to change her son's fate. Brilliantly directed by the winner of the German Acting Award 2020 Alina Șerban. The short film is part of a future feature-length project that will show a day in the household of slaves.
Weltspiegel Room 2: Original version with English subtitles.Chamber Stage/Series Lounge: original version with English subtitles.
Text: Joshua Jádi
Roxana Szel, Iulia Andriuta
Alina Șerban, Ionuț Habet, Oana Ștefănescu, Emil Măndănac, Ioana Barbu, Bogdan Stamatin
Untold Stories Company
Cristian Mungiu, Mobra Film
Alina Șerban - Alina Șerban is a director, writer, actress and the founder of the cultural non-profit organization Untold Stories.
As a Roma woman, Alina overcame tremendous hardship, including poverty and discrimination, to become an actress and Romania’s first Roma female theatre and film director. Roma people represent the biggest minority of Europe and the most discriminated one. For a long time, stories have only depicted us as ‘exotic’ creatures or perpetrators, always at the margins of society.
Her dream is to tell stories about the Roma human experience so that she could build a bridge between the Roma and the non Roma.