Waiting for August (2014)
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Soft in tone and muted in color, "Waiting for August" is a child's-eye view of one family - among many in today's Romanian economy - rising to the challenge of living without parents.
What's perhaps most moving in Waiting for August, a quiet film of weight and joy, is its sense of desperate normalcy.
Exploring economic migration from the point of view of children, "Waiting for August" is an impressive, if muted, debut documentary.
The Halmacs are a scrappy, lively bunch, fueled by the antic energy of its youngest members, and Mihal's lens lingers lovingly on them. Perhaps too much. The film would greatly benefit from tighter editing...
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