Synopsis:

Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other women in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her dream of freedom? Pamela embarks on a journey into the unknown, breaking away from the traditions that suffocate her. “Lapin, pizza, amour”. All she has are three words in French and the hope that marriage will change her and her daughter’s destiny.

Curator’s sight:

“In my cinema, there is no fracture between documentary and fiction, but rather a kind of continuation,” said Marta Bergman. Watching her previous films, mostly focused on the life of Roma communities and on the role of women in our contemporary societies, we can see the steps in a long journey of observation and construction that leads to the creation of the lively protagonist in her film Alone at My Wedding. And we’ll never forget Pamela. We are with her when she consigns her innocence and exuberance to a world of normalised greed, her hunger for life and love to a stranger. We are with her as she puts her trust in people, feeling her bravery and her wild desire to improve herself as she leaves her family and her homeland, like the character of a dark fairy tale searching for her place in the world, never forgetting what she has inside herself, something ancestral and magical rooted in her origins.

Cast

Alina Șerban, Tom Vermeir, Rebeca Anghel, Marie Denarnaud, Marian Samu, Viorica Tudor

Director

Marta Bergman

Production

Frakas Productions, Avenue B Productions, Zelila Films, Hi Film Productions, Rouge International

Film Editor

Frédéric Fichefet

Cinematography

Jonathan Ricquebourg

Screenplay

Marta Bergman, Laurent Brandenbourger

Music

Vlaicu Golcea

Bonus Content

Marta Bergman
7 mins

Director Marta Bergman presents ALONE AT MY WEDDING

Alina Serban
8 mins

Actress Alina Serban presents ALONE AT MY WEDDING