Nadea and Sveta is a film about friendship and complicity
between migrant women. It tells a story about motherhood, love, escape from loneliness and search for “home”.
A film between Eastern and Western Europe.
Like many other Moldovan women, Nadea and Sveta moved to Italy for economic reasons. They had to leave their families back home in Moldova. Nadea's sons are grown up, whereas Sveta has left her 3-year old daughter with her grandmother. In 2010, after more than two years, Sveta can finally go back home to meet her daughter again. With her friend leaving Italy, Nadea reacts to loneliness and begins to go out in order to meet new people.
The stories of the two friends will cross and their destiny will be reversed.
Written and directed by Maura Delpero
With the support of:
Photography: Greta De Lazzaris, Pierpaolo Giarolo
Editing: Marcos Pastor, Ilaria Fraioli
Sound Recordist: Flavia Ripa
Sound Post Prod.: Gino Gelsi, Stefano Bernardi
Production: Miramonte Film
Line Producer: Maura Delpero
BLS Business Location Südtirol Alto Adige, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano Alto Adige Ufficio Cultura Italiana
Festivals: Turin Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival, Festival del cinema europeo (Lecce, Italy), Festival del documentario d'Abruzzo, Festival Bolzano Cinema Filmtage, Foggia Film Festival, Trento Film Festival, Bellaria Film Festival, Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Chronograf International Film Festival (Chisinau, Moldova), MedFilm Festival (Rome, Italy), Parlare di cinema a Castiglioncello, Euganea Film Festival, Genova Film Festival, Lampedusa Film Festival, International Film Festival on Human Rights (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Via Emilia Doc Fest (Modena, Italy), Visioni Fuori Raccordo Film Festival (Rome, Italy).
Awards: Special Jury Mention at the 12. Euganea Film Festival, Special price "Eyes on Moldova" at the Cronograf International Film Festival, "Cipputi Award" at the 30. Turin Film Festival, Special Jury Mention of the "Ucca Award" at the 30. Turin Film Festival, Special Jury Mention at the Solinas Awards 2010, Italy (script competition).