Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden 2018 | 88 minutes | English, Romanian | Hebrew subtitles
While working in the US, Mara, a Romanian nurse, marries one of her patients. After her son Dragos arrives, everything seems to be going in the right direction. But when the process of obtaining a green card goes astray, Mara realizes that America is not all she had dreamed it would be. Now, she faces abuses of power on every level and must ask herself: how far is she willing to go to get what she wants. Produced by renown Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Uricaru’s first feature film—a sensitive and profound adaptation of a true story—explores the pressing issues of immigration and sexual exploitation. Bolstering its harrowing effect is Mălina Manovici’s outstanding performance in the lead role.