INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR ANCA DAMIAN
With the release of her Cristal Award-winning Crulic – The Path to Beyond in 2011, Anca Damian’s presence was announced like a lightning bolt. Since then, the subjects of her films – the narratives and the documentaries, the live-action as well as the animation – are united by their abiding senses of empathy and humanity. Her latest takes these traits and casts them upon a traveler of the four-legged variety.
Marona is a mixed-breed Labrador whose life leaves deep traces among the humans she encounters. After an accident, she reflects on all the homes and different experiences she’s had. As Marona’s memory journeys into the past, her unfailing empathy and love brings lightness and innocence into each of her owners’ lives, in this beautiful and deeply emotional story of an average dog and her extraordinary life.