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SEULE À MON MARIAGE / Alone at My Wedding

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)

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

Marta Bergman

Belgium / France / Romania 2018
121 minutes
French/Romani/Romanian/Flemish
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jonathan Ricquebourg
Editing
Frédéric Fichefet
Sound
Quentin Jacques, Frédéric Fichefet, Ingrid Ralet, Emmanuel de Boissieu
Music
Vlaicu Golcea
Cast
Alina Serban, Tom Vermeir, Rebeca Anghel, Marie Denarnaud, Marian Samu, Viorica Tudor, Johan Leysen, Karin Tanghe, Jonas Bloquet
Producers
Jean-Yves Robin, Cassandre Warnauts, Ada Solomon, Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet, Caroline Bonmarchand, Sophie Leclercq

Trailer
Website

Production

Frakas Productions, HiFilm Productions, Avenue B Productions, Zelila Films
World Sales

Cercamon

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2018 (L'ACID)

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere