A Beautiful but Terribly Sad Movie

Saturday evening, we went to see the internationally awarded movie, Arrivederci. It was an art movie about two children left behind in a village in rural Moldova when their parents went abroad to work, and about the two children’s struggle to cope with their daily lives. It was beautiful but terribly sad. The most moving part was perhaps to hear the sound of crying all around the movie theatre. The reality of the children in the movie was painfully real for the audience.


The film team introducing the movie. Note that everyone in the audience

is wearing their outdoor clothes on. As always in Moldova during the winter,

heating is limited in many public buildings. A reminder of the limited

resources available there. 


And a short version of the film:



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