Produced by Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS; GRADUATION), Ioana Uricaru's potent and timely debut feature follows Mara (Mãlina Manovici, GRADUATION), a young Romanian woman working in the U.S. as a physical therapist while awaiting her green card. Having recently married, Mara brings her nine-year-old son from Romania to live in their new home, but when she is accused by an immigration officer of falsifying paperwork and suffers an inexcusable abuse of power, a spiral of injustice unfolds. An unflinching look at one woman's experience of the gender and power imbalances baked into the U.S. immigration system, and her determination to survive despite the odds, LEMONADE heralds a courageous new voice in Romanian cinema. Official Selection, 2018 Berlin, Tribeca, Seattle, Mill Valley and AFI FEST film festivals. DIR/SCR Ioana Uricaru; SCR Tatiana Ionascu; PROD Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula, Yanick Létourneau, Cristian Mungiu, Sean Wheelan. Romania/Canada/Germany/Sweden, 2018, color, 88 min. In English and Romanian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.