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The story
Origin of the project
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Cast and credits
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Nadea and Sveta is a film about friendship and complicity between migrant women.
It tells about motherhood, escaping solitude and the search for a place to call “home”.
A film between Eastern and Western Europe.

According to the United Nation, Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Many Moldovan women decide to emigrate to Italy looking for a job, because their housework is very requested. Emigrating alone to Western Europe, these women leave children, husbands, parents and friends at home. Their hearts and their minds are always divided between two countries and between their past, their present and their future lives. They sometimes build a completely new life in the country they are emigrating to.

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.

The script of “Nadea and Sveta” won the Special Jury Mention at the Solinas Awards 2010.