Lemonade (working title)

in post-production

Romanian single mother plans her way to the future freedom and prosperity in the US. The story sparked by true events will reveal how the American Dream really tastes like.


While working in the US on a temporary visa as a nurse, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. When the path towards getting her green card takes an unexpected turn, Mara is forced to confront the truth that the real America bears no resemblance to the one in her dreams.

LEMONADE deals with the very current topic of migration in the context of the stereotypes and clichés slumbering in all of us when it comes to "unknown" cultures. The lead role of Mara is played by Malina Manovici (Graduation, 2016) and the feature is produced by Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu himself.


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Director: Ioana Uricaru
Genre: Drama
Original title: Luna de miere
English title: Lemonade (working title)
Country of production: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Year of production: 2018
Length: approx. 90 min
Colour: colour
Shooting format: 2.8K Anamorphic
Screening format: DCP 2K (2048x858) (1:2,39; 5.1, un-encrypted)

Original language: English, Romanian
Subtitles: English
Cast: Mălina Manovici, Steve Bacic, Dylan Smith, Milan Hurduc, Ruxandra Maniu
Scriptwriter: Ioana Uricaru
Director of photography: Friede Clausz
Editor: Mircea Olteanu
Sound design: Kai Tebbel
Producers: Cristian Mungiu, Tudor Reu, Yanick Létourneau, Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula, Arne Kohlweyer, Sean Wheelan
Production company: Mobra Films, Peripheria, 42film, Filmgate Films
Supported by: Centrul National al Cinematografiei, Eurimages, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Telefilm, Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles, CAVCO, SODEC - Crédits d’impôts, Film i Vast, Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union


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