Holiday at the Seaside

Director: Cristina Grosan

Englisht title:  Holiday at the Seaside

Original title: O Vacanta la Mare

2013/ Bosnia-Herzegovina/ HD/ 16’/ Fiction/ Color


Amalia, 13, gets her first period one day before leaving to the seaside with her parents. Having a strict and distant mother, Amalia secretly decides to take the matter into her own hands. While struggling with the issue by herself, she doesn't notice that her parents who discreetly agreed to split, are on the verge of giving up their last vacation spent as a family. What should have been an ordinary holiday becomes a mother-daughter quest. To find themselves, and then, each other.



After a BA at the Faculty of Theatre & Television, Romania, Cristina continued her studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art, directing several prize-winning shorts that traveled the European festival circuit. Holiday at the Seaside won the grand prize in its category at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Cristina is currently working on "Opening", a film project nominated for the 2014 Film Prize by the Robert Bosch Foundation and won the Transylvania Film Grant. She is also in post-production with "Happy New Year" (BUEK), a feature-length omnibus documentary due to be released in cinemas in December 2014, in Hungary. Most recently, Cristina was a Jury Member at the 13th Transylvania Film Festiv


Script:   Cristina Grosan, Stefan Statnic; Photography:  Akos Nyoszoli; Editing: Anna Meller; Music: Marci Kristof, Balint Szabo; Sound:  Gabor Erdelyi, Sloven Anzulovic; Leading actors: Mara Purza, Andreea Vasile, Stefan Statnic; Producer: Dora Nedeczky



"Atlantic Group" grand prize for best short film at the 19 Sarajevo Film Festival *Special Mention for Best Fiction Film at the Nordic Youth Festival, Norway *selected at the EuroConnection Coproduction Platform, Clermont-Ferrand *selected for development and financing in the Sarajevo City of Film mentoring scheme Festivals: -Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina -Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival, Collections section, France -Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland -Manlleu International Short Film Festival, Spain -Nordic Youth Film Festival, Norway -Friss Hus International Short Film Festival, Hungary


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