Toto and his Sisters (Toto si Surorile Lui), a film directed by Romanian-born Alexander Nanau, has won the award for best documentary at this year’s edition of the Warsaw Film Festival, which took place between October 10 and October 19. In the same section, a special mention was given to the movie Crossroads directed by Anastasiya Miroshnichenko.
This is the second international prize for this film which also won the Golden Eye for best international documentary at the Zurich Film Festival, which took place between September 25 and October 5, this year.
Toto and his Sisters tells the story of a 10-year old Roma boy named Toto who lives with his two sisters in a ghetto on the poor outskirts of Bucharest. The siblings have taken care of one another ever since their mother was arrested for dealing drugs. Watch the trailer below.