28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Us Against Us

director: Andra Tarara
original title: Noi impotriva noastra
country: Romania
year: 2020
running time: 74 min.


The director and her father take a camera in hand and film each other during interviews in which they discuss schizophrenia, their own pasts, and their personal conceptions of happiness. The film is a personal statement of two people affected by or marked by a mental disorder - a father forced to live with it and a daughter who had to grow up with a sick and often absent father. During filming, they try to find understanding for each other while revealing their inner traumas. One of the secondary topics is what it is like to undergo treatment for a mental disorder in Romania, as the father expresses frustration with the way he and his condition are viewed by the local healthcare system.

Introduction from the director Andra Tarara:


Andra Tarara (1994) is a Romanian director and cinematographer. She has a master's degree in visual anthropology from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration. She is interested in forms such as film diaries and essays, and the topic of personal stories as they relate to broader social and political issues.

more about film

director: Andra Tarara
cast: Ion Tarara, Andra Tarara
producer: Anamaria Antoci, Anda Ionescu
photography: Ion Tarara, Andra Tarara
editing: Andra Tarara
sound: Flora Pop
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
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