Following the Soviet Union’s collapse, Moldova entered a long period of economic decline that lasts to this day. In the early 90s many young mothers left their country to provide an income for their families. These women stayed in touch with their children by sending large cardboard boxes filled with gifts and videotapes.
In LOVE IS NOT AN ORANGE Otilia Babara, a Moldavian filmmaker living in Brussels, tells the story of her generation. The story of a group of girls that grew up in the 90s and that, after the independence of their country, came at a crossroad in history. Using intimate private archives, this poetic film depicts the vulnerability of family ties through the eyes of mothers and daughters who were forced to live apart in order to survive.