Romania / 1976 / 96’ / color / Drama, Social fresco / AG
Directed by: Mircea Veroiu
Screnplay: Mircea Veroiu, adaptation of the novel ”Mara” by Ioan Slavici
With: Leopoldina Bălănuţă, Maria Ploae, Andrei Finţi, Mircea Albulescu, Florin Zamfirescu, Ion Caramitru, Irina Petrescu, Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan, Florina Cercel, Petre Gheorghiu, Monica Ghiuţă
Produced by: Film House 1
Mara (Leopoldina Bălănuță), an enterprising petty trader of a Transylvanian village of the XIXth century, tries her hardest to provide for her two children, Sida (Maria Ploae) and Trică (Florin Zamfirescu). But in time they start disobeying her: Sida secretly marries Hans (Andrei Finți), the son of Huber (Mircea Albulescu), the butcher, while Trică voluntarily enlists. The two families accept the marriage of Hans and Sida only after the birth of their first child. But the fragile peace breaks again when Hans kills his father.
The film premiered in Romania February 23rd, 1976. It won Best Directing Award, Best Cinematography Award, Best Production Design Award, Best Sound Award, Diploma of Honor for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Irina Petrescu) in the 1976 edition of the ACIN Awards.