Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Weekend with my Mother (2009)

Weekend with my Mother / Weekend cu mama (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Stere Gulea
Starring: Medeea Marinescu, Adela Popescu, Tudor Istodor, Ion Sapdaru
Duration: 87 min.
Rating: 7.0/10

15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman learns some shocking truths that were kept hidden from her: Cristina ran away from home, is a drug addict and has a 2-year-old girl who lives in an orphanage. Overwhelmed by guilt, Luiza attempts to save her daughter and thus redeem the mistakes of her youth. To do that, she's got a tight time frame: one weekend...


Weekend with my Mother from Stere Gulea, an old-school director with his first film since 1996.  This one appears to have a higher budget than most of the current crop of films from Romania.  But as we know all too well, a big budget does not necessarily translate into a high quality film.  The polished lighting, picture, and sound cannot make up for the cliche filled story, one dimensional characters, and weak dialogue.        


Smile said...

Didn't know about it, Cristina looks good :)

The Angry Vegetarian said...

Great poster for it. I really want to see this. I love coming here and being exposed to all these films I've never seen or even heard of before. Thank you :)

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