Sunrises of Adulthood
by Marina Shupac
Moldova | 2023 | In development
My story starts with a sunrise in June 2010 on a hill in the south of Moldova, the town of Bessarabca bordering Ukraine where I, together with my classmates and our beloved teacher, are following a local tradition – greeting the sunrise of our adult life after the graduation party. A decade later I am tracking down my classmates, to discover the trajectory of their lives since this very innocent day. My plan is to invite them to our class reunion at the very same hill in Bessarabca to discover how our town shaped their hopes and dreams. By using a mix of personal archives, observational footage and input from the community, this documentary explores memories and transformation of a generation raised in an ordinary town which has never been shown in a film before. It’s a study of a generation and a country that had big dreams just like us.
Pitch@MOLDOX – B2B Network; Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2024; FiD Marseille 2024 Award