2016/Drama/Romania, Poland, France/88min/Romanian title: Ilegitim/Romanian with English subtitles
Followed by Q&A with lead actress Alina Grigore, hosted by writer Ian Haydn Smith
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Bogdan Albulescu, Cristina Olteanu, Alina Grigore, Robi Urs, Miruna Dumitrescu
C.I.C.A.E. Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2016 – Forum
This riveting, unconventional morality play revolves around the Anghelescus: family patriarch and obstetrician Victor and his four adult children. When Victor’s activist daughter discovers that her father informed on women seeking illegal abortions under Ceausescu’s regime, the revelation sends the already dysfunctional family into a scandalous downward spiral. Fast-paced and superbly acted, Illegitimate is a compelling family drama which blurs the lines between conviction and hypocrisy.