Following his Emmy award-winning observational documentary, Alexander Nanau brings us the astonishing family story of Toto (10), and his sisters, Ana (17) and Andreea (15). During their mother's imprisonment , Toto passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together in a world that has long forgotten what the innocence of childhood should be. What happens when we discover that we can get more from life than our parents have to offer?

Original title: Toto Si Surorile Lui
Produced by: Strada Film Srl
About director
  • Alexander Nanau

    German film director born in Romania, he studied directing at the Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). His documentary film, The World According to Ion B was awarded in 2010 an International Emmy Award for Arts Programming. The film traveled in over 50 festivals worldwide. Nanau's first feature documentary, Peter Zadek Inszeniert Peer Gynt  (2006) was released in cinemas across Germany and Austria in 2006.

Festival(s) & Award(s)
  • Zurich Film Festival (2015) Best International Documentary
  • Sarajevo Film Festival (2015) Heart of Sarajevo Award for documentary films
  • Warsaw Film Festival (2015) Best Documentary
  • Dok Leipzig (2015) Honorable Mention Int. Competition, Prize of Ecumenical Jury, rize of the Trade Union ver.di