Thu, Apr 27|
US AGAINST US
A COMMON PASSION AND A DEBILITATION MENTAL DISORDER BRING A DAUGHTER AND HER FATHER TOGETHER AND APART.
Time & Location
Apr 27, 2023, 6:15 PM
Toldi Cinema, Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36–38, 1054.
About The Film
Us against us | 27 April | 18:15 | Little Hall
Romania | 2020 | 74 mins
Documentary, in Romanian with English and Hungarian subtitles
A common passion and a debilitating mental disorder bring a daughter and her father together and apart, in front of the camera. While their relationship unfolds, a more complex discussion and social dynamics take shape, touching upon the inability to communicate, transmission of trauma through generations, education and personal development, and the stigma of mental illness. A series of dialogues alternate with daily life sequences, brought to us either from present reality footage or from the father’s VHS archives. The film was also presented at the Transylvanian Film Festival and it won the Best Romanian Documentary film prize at the Astra Film Fest in 2021.
Andra Tarara (*1994) – director
Andra Tarara is a Romanian documentary-maker and cinematographer. She studied film but she also holds a master’s degree in visual anthropology. She experiments with documentary forms such as film diary, essay, and collage film. Her first short film A Death in My Family premiered in 2018. Her first documentary feature called 23. august. 1944/2019, which she realised with two other directors, deals with the turbulent events taking place after the 23rd August 1944 when Romania had changed sides in World War II.