Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes 1999

Rosetta is "Daughter Courage". In the mud of the campingsite she fiercely struggles to survive. She struggles also for a better life for her alcoholic mother. Thanks to a very close camera, we share Rosetta's distress and angers. Through her singularity we deeply experience the struggle of so many discarded men in women in our society of abundance.