Seule à mon mariage

Alone at My Wedding

Pamela is a Roma woman who lives with her grandmother and two-year-old daughter in a snow-covered village on the outskirts of Bucharest. Her parents are dead and there are no real job prospects in the area, so Pamela wants to get out of there.§In Marta Bergman’s heartfelt directorial debut, the wedding described in the title never happens, although being alone is very much what the movie is about. Following a young mail-order bride who travels from Romania to Belgium to marry an older man she met online, this character study is a keenly observed look at how marriage can be more about survival than love. (Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter)

Director's Biography
Marta Bergman
Marta Bergman is a Bucharest-born director known for her documentary films, in which she has explored Romania and, more specifically, the Roma communities. Her documentaries have been shown at prestigious festivals such as Visions du réel and DOK Leipzig. “Alone at My Wedding” is her narrative feature debut.

Film Selection: Seule à mon mariage (Alone at My Wedding, 2018) - Clejani Stories, Histoires, Povesti… (2005, doc) - Heureux séjour (2000, short) - Un jour mon prince viendra (1999, doc) - Bucarest, visages anonymes (1994, short) - La ballade du serpent, une histoire Tsigane (1991, short)
YAAAS! Competition 2019
Marta Bergman
Belgium / France / Romania 2018
121 minutes
French / Romani / Romanian / Flemish
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Marta Bergman, Laurent Brandenbourger
Cinematography Jonathan Ricquebourg
Editing Frédéric Fichefet
Sound/Sounddesign Quentin Jacques, Frédéric Fichefet, Ingrid Ralet, Emmanuel de Boissieu
Music Vlaicu Golcea
With Alina Serban, Tom Vermeir, Rebeca Anghel, Marie Denarnaud, Marian Samu, Viorica Tudor, Johan Leysen, Karin Tanghe, Jonas Bloquet
Producer(s) Jean-Yves Robin, Cassandre Warnauts, Ada Solomon, Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet, Caroline Bonmarchand, Sophie Leclercq
Frakas Productions, HiFilm Productions, Avenue B Productions, Zelila Films
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2018 (L'ACID)
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2018 (L'ACID)

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere