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documentary-fiction film, 2009

Director: Julio Soto & Stefan Constantinescu
Production: The ThinkLab Media, Madrid / Hifilm, Bucharest
Colour, High Definition, 54 min. & 90 min.
Original Language(s): Romanian

My Beautiful Dacia is a light hearted and humoristic portrayal of the evolution of Romania from Communism to Capitalism, seen through the eyes of its most emblematic symbol, the Dacia automobile. In our film, we will follow different generations of Romanians - from the old nostalgic to the young entrepreneurs - showing the present transformation of Romanian society. The connecting point between the different stories is always the Dacia car: first, a symbol of the ambitions of Communist technology and now a reflection of the new global economy. In 1999, Dacia was bought by Renault and nowadays it’s a best-selling car in developing markets.

My Beautiful Dacia was made possible with the kind support of the Media Program, the Romanian Film Board CNC, Channel 4 UK, YLE Finland, MDR Germany, SVT Sweden and TVR Romania.

Jury’s Second Prize, Documenta Madrid
Best International Film, DOCSDF Mexico

TV3 Catalunya, Channel 4 (UK), SVT (Sweden), MDR-ARTE (Germany), TVR (Romania),YLE (Finland), TVS (Slovenia), RSI (Swiss), Planéte.