Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno 2008

Mar nero

Black Sea
Die Reise ans Schwarze Meer
Directed by: 

A tightly woven tale concerning Gemma, an aging Italian woman who has recently lost her husband.  With great reluctance she slowly accepts her Romanian migrant caretaker, Angela, into her life. We follow Gemma as Angela helps her to overcome her grief, opening her eyes towards an unknown future.
Set against the economic and political issues reflecting Romania’s integration into the European Union, this is an emotionally satisfying film about tolerance, acceptance, forgiveness, and hope.