Tania is a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her son, Ivan. One day she is stopped for a routine check by the police and is arrested. Separated from Ivan, who manages to escape, she is placed in an immigration detention center for women and children. While utterly refusing to face expulsion, Tania thus begins a fight to preserve her dignity, identity and humanity, as well as find her son.
"Recommended" - Video Librarian
Bonus short: Rita, directed by Fabio Grassadonia
Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound
- "[A] fascinating study of perseverance in the face of subhuman treatment."
- "A wonderful and important film! One of the most powerful and immediate films about illegal immigrants (from any country) to yet hit New York screens."
- "A heroic central performance! The sincerity of the movie can't be denied."
Awards & Recognition
Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
BFI London Film Festival
LUX Prize of the European Parliament
Pusan Int'l Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
AFI EU Film Festival
Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival
Portland Int'l Film Festival
Boulder Int'l Film Festival
Focus on French Cinema
Cleveland Int'l Film Festival
Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival
Berkshire Int'l Film Festival
Seattle Int'l Film Festival
Florida Film Festival