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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.


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.


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.


Festivals: IDFA 2020, CPH:DOX 2021, Taormina, Doku:Fest 2021, Camara Lucida 2021, this human world 2021