By Adelina SUVAGAU

SONIA PRODUCTIONS INC. - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World / PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2021

In the still-harsh world of post-Communist Romania, 'comedic companion', Dora is a defiant, mirthful beacon for freedom.

& Awards

Refugees Welcome Film Festival 2021
San Pedro International Film Festival 2021
Sunscreen Film Fest 2021
Kalakari Film FEST 2021
Canadian Ethnic Media Awards 2021
Best Film
Vyre Film Festival 2021
Social Awareness Award
Festival Angaelica 2021
SHOM Award
Videohackers Film Festival 2021
Best Feature
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adelina SUVAGAU
    • Writer(s)
    • Adelina SUVAGAU, Steve SAUNDERS, Sonia SUVAGAU
    • Producer(s)
    • Adelina SUVAGAU (Imagine Freedom Films Inc), Sonia SUVAGAU (Imagine Freedom Films Inc), John ALVIZ (Imagien Freedom Films Inc), Byron DRYNKLE (FusionCine), Lori MASSINI (n/a)
    • Synopsis
    • In the turbulence after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many Eastern Bloc countries are filled with hopes for a brighter future. Dora (32), a Romanian comedienne is trying to live in this new world, but she is gaining notoriety for the wrong reasons. Physically abused and threatened, for her political comedy, Dora is forced to become an escort to those who have remained in positions of power and influence. She stumbles upon some dangerous secrets and, as a result, is threatened and forced into prostitution as an escort. Realizing her life will soon be ended by orders of some oligarch, she decides to flee the country by illegally locking herself in a shipping container; destination - Canada. Using humor to distance herself from the harsh reality Dora writes and performs comedy for the other two passengers in the container. This 'sea can' will become her world for the next weeks, a 'box of freedom' inside which Dora will live along her hopes and dreams. It is a box-in-box situation: a box of the imaginary, where everything is possible but not actual, locked inside a box of the real, where almost nothing is possible, but where the sorry excuse of a life is palpable.
      Innovative and surreal, Box of Freedom takes us on a journey of discovery that only desperate refugees attempt.