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Lost Kids On The Beach — documentary feature, 2020

The director embarks on a personal quest in Romania to portray the generation born in 1990, the year after the fall of the country’s dictator Ceausescu—and the beginning of a new, post-communist era.

IDFA

With her first feature-length project, Alina Manolache trains her camera in a refreshingly novel way. Lost Kids on the Beach’s darkly oddball concept gives way to unexpectedly startling artistic poignancy.

LAUREN WISSOT, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

Trailer — Lost Kids on The Beach (dir: Alina Manolache)

A charming generational vox-pop portrait of the Romanians who were born right after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

CPH:DOX

Festivals and exhibitions

IDFA, The Netherlands, Official Selection

CPH:DOX, Denmark, Official Selection

Taormina Film Festival, Italy, Documentary Competition

Dokufest, Kosovo, Balkan Docs Competition

Camara Lucida, Ecuador, Que sean fuego los imagenes

this human world, Austria, Up and Coming Competition

Ceau Cinema, Romania, Jury Prize – Winner

Czech Centre, Romania, Documentary Mondays

Plai Timisoara, Romania, Ceau Cinema, Best Of

Astra Film Festival, Romania, Romanian docs

Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest, Romania, Autumn Premieres

IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgium, Redrawing the lines exhibition

Cast & Crew

Cast: Bogdan Anghel, Andreea Făinuș Bimbașa, Viorel Boțilă, Marius Chițimia, Alexandru Andrei Gheorghe, Adrian Gherghescu, Diana Gribincea Popa, Lorina Iuganu, Andreea Madlen, Mirel Melintescu, Samuel Neacșu, Mădălina Neagu, Ioana Negură, Dora Patron, Marius Popescu, Vasile Sârghe, Alexandru Cristian Slătinaru, Leodor Stanciu, Raluca Stanciu, Izabela Stancu, Cosmin Suciu, Carmen Tcaciuc, Bogdan Mircea Truță, Radu Țenter

Director: Alina Manolache

Producers: Ioana Lascăr, Radu Stancu

Director of photography: Laurențiu Răducanu

Editor: Gabi Basalici

Sound designer: Filip Mureșan

Executive producer: Laura Mușat