Alexandru Mavrodineanu | Romania | 2018 | 81'
Category - Romania, Againts the Current
In a run-down training hall on the outskirts of Bucharest, a veteran boxing coach works to mold the next junior boxing champions out of underprivileged children. Disillusioned but persistent, coach Dobre puts his hopes in a talented 13-year-old nicknamed Caisă. Observant and patient hand-held camera-work deftly unearths the emotional and personal costs of pursuing boxing when performance is achieved despite the harsh realities of life outside of the gym, through tough Spartan discipline. A story emblematic for the region, Caisă - Cinderella Kid is a film about resilience, survival of the fittest in an environment that continuously fails to support you.
Producer:Alexandru Mavrodineanu, Tudor Giurgiu
Production Company:Almafilm Production, Hai Hui Entertainment
Editor:Eugen Kelemen, Gabriel Basalici, Alexandru Mavrodineanu