Our Eve

by Ana Gurdiș

Moldova  |  2020  |  68 min  |  Completed


The film opens with a couple sitting on a bed in front of a crib where their Eve is trying to fall asleep. She is just 10 months old and her parents can’t walk, but she will be walking soon. Marin and Maria are both disabled: Marin grew up in an orphanage, while Maria was raised in a small village in Moldova. We follow them as they start their own family to make up for what they didn’t have growing up. Will they succeed?


A filmmaker with a background in journalism. Before turning to making films, she worked in Moldova for youth media organizations doing short videos, coordinating a youth TV show and as a media literacy trainer. Ana graduated from the National University of Theater and Film “I.L. Caragiale” Bucharest, Romania in 2021 with a degree in film directing. She directed several short films that have screened and gathered awards at film festival in Canada, Lebanon, Bangladesh.


Pitch Winner at Telefilm Chișinău – Documentary workshop (2020)


  • Official Selection, World Premiere – What’s Up Doc? Transilvania International Film Festival – Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2021)
  • Official Selection Moldox Film Festival – Cahul, Republic of Moldova (2021)
  • Official Selection Human-Environment Care Film Festival – Pickering, Ontario, Canada (2021)
  • Official Selection 4th Multicultural Film Festival, Toronto (2021)
  • Official Selection DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival, Baku (2021)
  • Quarter Finalist at IFEFA – International Film & Entertainment Festival Australia (2022)
  • Official Selection at DOK.Munchen Film Festival, DOK Panorama category, Germany (2022)
  • Official Selection at ASTRA International Film Festival, Sibiu, România – competition in Eastern and Central Europe (2022)
  • East Silver Market (2023)
  • Public projection:
  • The documentary week by Telefilm Chișinău – Chișinău, Moldova (2021)
  • The days of alternatives arts – Hîrtop, Moldova (2022)
  • Caravana Filmului Documentar by Telefilm Chișinău – Fălești, Moldova (2022)
  • AuGust Festival, Durlești (2022)