Waiting for August wins award for best documentary at Karlovy Vary
For a beautiful and precise portray of a modern-day family in absence of their mother.
For walking into a home almost unnoticed and drawing a complex and round portrait of seven siblings, boys and girls, fending on their own, under the rule of the eldest daughter, a 15-year-old, herself still at school, and the hands-on reign of a satellite mother, and for doing so, with much detail and sensitivity.
For avoiding the condescending and pity traps.
For making what could have been heartbreaking, heartfelt.
For outstanding editing.
For its cinematic approach, from the wide opening and closing, to a two room apartment.
For the subtle flow between seasons and holidays, challenges and victories at home and at school throughout a tangible cycle of a year.
For the longing for the month of August the Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film over 60 minutes is given to WAITING FOR AUGUST.
– Jury Karlovy Vary International film festival 2014
Through this link, you can watch Teodora’s speech.