The Land You Belong


Directed by: Elena Rebeca CARINI

Country: Italy, Romania

Year of production: 2023

Length: 91 minutes

Genre: documentary

Elena is an Italian girl born in Bucharest, Romania. She was adopted when she was six months old and is now about to turn 30. When she discovers that she has a brother named Gerard living in Belgium with his adoptive parents, a question that has been swirling around in her head for some time is coming back up: what determines who we are? To answer this question, Elena embarks on a crazy idea. A road trip to Bucharest together with her newfound brother Gerard and her camera, to get to know him but also another Elena, the one left on the other side of the sliding doors, the one she could have been if she had grown up in the place where she was born.