Lemonade

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 2 at 12:10pm
Sunday, Nov. 4 at 12:10pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

In “Lemonade” — produced by Palme d’Or winner Christian Mungiu (“Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days”) — 30-year-old Mara, a single mother from Romania working as a caretaker in the U.S. on a temporary visa, marries Daniel, an American she met only a few months before. After the arrival of her son, Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of getting a green card veers unexpectedly off course, however, Mara is faced with abuses of power on every level and forced to answer a dark question about herself: How far would you go to get what you want? The Hollywood Reporter writes: “Hot-button issues of U.S. immigration and inappropriate sexual contact are empathetically explored in ‘Lemonade,’ a strong debut feature from Romanian writer-director Ioana Uricaru. Built around an excellent, harrowingly sensitive lead performance by Malina Manovici, it was one of the standout world premieres at this year's Berlinale, where its combination of quiet style and provocative content played well with audiences.”

2018
88 min.
English & Romanian

Directed by

Ioana Uricaru

Country

Romania U.S.

Film Category

Eastern European Focus International Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

Family Issues Human Rights Immigration Women's Issues

Genre

Drama