The devil’s child (52 mn)
December 1989. The Ceausescu regime collapses. The world discovers the horrible extent of this dictatorship, especially images showing hundreds of thousands of children confined and abused in orphanages.
Marion is one of these orphans, a devil’s child, as she calls herself. A French couple adopted her when she was 6 years old. Today, at the age of 38, she has just given birth to her first child; this event brings her back to her own past, when she was abandoned the day she was born.
Marion wants to retrace her past, along with Elisabeth Blanchet who has photographed Ceausescu’s orphans. We will follow her in her quest, in a road movie across Romania, as the country prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dictator’s fall.
Original French version with English subtitles