One of the most talked about Romanian documentaries of the last years, "Toto and His Siters", has its UK premiere at the 2015 edition of the Open City Documentary Festival in London.
Following his Emmy award-winning documentary 'The World According to Ion B', Alexander Nanau tells the astonishing family story of Toto (10), and his sisters, Ana (17) and Andreea (15). During their mother’s imprisonment, Toto passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together in a world that has long forgotten how the innocence of childhood should look like. What happens when we discover that we can get more from life than our parents have to offer?
Romania’s participation at the Open City Doc Fest began in 2011 with the screening of seven documentaries and with acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu as the President of the Jury. In the past five years, our collaboration with UCL’s Open City Doc brought to the London audiences many celebrated documentaries and filmmakers.
Title: Toto and His Sisters
Director: Alexander Nanau
Length: 94 min
Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.
Main text source ICR London
Image source: www.stockholmfilmfestival.se