Blue Moon, a film by Alina Grigore
The film follows the psychological journey of a young woman to her dehumanizing process. Irina struggles to achieve higher education and escape the violence of her dysfunctional family. An ambiguous sexual experience with an artist will spur her intention to fight the violence in her family…
Romanian debut feature ‘Blue Moon’ wins Golden Shell in San Sebastian! The winning Romanian production is a drama about a dysfunctional family living in a rural mountain region, a toxic environment that the film’s young heroine, played by Iona Chitu, is desperately trying to escape. Grigore’s San Sebastian triumph adds a significant new voice to the vibrant Romanian cinema scene.
"The film, a raw realist study of a young woman attempting to free herself from an abusive rural household, was an unexpected winner, besting a number of higher-profile auteur films in the festival’s main competition."
CAST : Ioana Chitu, Ionut Achivoaie, Alex Aninosanu, Vlad Ivanov, Maria Ciobanu,Ionut Ciotir, Gabriel Cojocaru, Madalina Draganescu, Ioana Flora, Andrei Eftene, Emil Mandanac, Elena Filip, Ion Arcudeanu, Alex Gavriliu
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
2021 San Sebastián International Film Festival – Golden Shell for best film