A documentary about Gigi and Monica, two street children living in a train station in Bucharest. Monica is expecting a baby. Gigi wants to leave the obscurity of the street and tells us his dreams.
Part of a gang of children, Gigi (17) and Monica (15) live their love at Bucharest’s North railway station. A new boy is about to arrive – Monica is expecting a baby. Gigi wants to leave the obscurity of the street. He tells us his dreams: “To find a roof, start a family, build another family out of that family, and on like that… till the end.” Is this child going to be born – where and how – and what will he become?
“After three years at High School and a few years working for news, TV reports, I discovered the magic of documentaries, and I started working with Benoît Dervaux and Yasmina Abdellahoui for Gigi, Monica... and Bianca, a documentary about a love story between young adults living in the streets of Bucharest, produced by the Dardenne brothers. The construction was complex and close to a drama fiction with a huge amount of material. The feeling, to create a story with a classical dramatic plot, staying close to the protagonists and to share their lives, was a discovery. Their questions, doubts, convictions and mistakes were mine. With distance, discovering their psychology was magic. The editing room's intimacy develops the connection with the real characters in spite of the filter of the shooting. With the directors we search for a way to tell their real story in docudrama construction. This experience confirmed the style of movie I want to work in, and pushed me further in this career.”