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It is a collection of drama about Mara, a young Romanian woman who decided to immigrate to the United States with her nine-year-old son Dragus. Things may be bad in these different countries when Mara undergoes a series of scout meetings within one day. The daily problems start with Mara's problems in babysitting, her meeting with the US immigration official, and the bank she deals with in order to get a loan with her husband. Things get complicated in a short time.
28 August 1959, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1978, Montréal, Québec, Canada
19 July 1988, Canada
13 March 1965, Lisicic, Croatia
28 September 1987, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
February 25, 2018"Lemonade" remains effective and agitating precisely where it needs to be, while the subtleties of Manovici's performance, clouding her ingenue-like appearance with flashes of hard-lived savvy, keep the drama on edge.
May 08, 2018Uricaru's powerful film is one that should be seen by all, showcasing the idea that, though America is not quite the shining beacon that it once was, if there are still those that look out for each other, perhaps there is but a glimmer of hope.
April 30, 2018This is not a film for the faint of heart, but the issues it presents can not go unnoticed.
February 26, 2018An engaging and harrowingly topical drama.
December 19, 2018The acting is solid all around, with Manovici offering a dazzlingly nuanced performance mingling innocence, charisma and deer-in-the-headlights desperation.
February 20, 2018Uricaru's over-egged and dramatically misfiring debut feature stretches credibility, and patience with its characters, to such a degree as to largely undo its potential.
August 29, 2018Perhaps the most ingenious thing about Lemonade is the bittersweetness that defines it - and the relationship that [director Ioana] Uricaru establishes with the title. [Full review in Spanish]
November 13, 2018Ioana Uricaru's Lemonade finds some of the Romanian spirit lost in translation, but makes for a striking first feature centered on the desperation of the immigrant experience.