A woman fights with an ugly disease. Her story is the story of a lot of people these days. Speranta refers to cancer as a ‘knife that is always overhead’ and reality is tough and painful. For almost a year and half, the director was the observer of each hospitalization and treatment that are followed by endless hours of phone conversations between my Speranta and her friends. A documentary exploring a sensitive subject where faith, illness, happiness, and friendship come together under one name, Hope (Speranța).

(Festival selections: Transilvania International Film Festival, Tbilisi International Film Festival, DocuArt)


Sandra Rad graduated from the Film, Photography and Media program at Babeș-Bolyai University with a short film, ‘Fragment 22’, which was selected for the Official Short Film Competition of Transilvania International Film Festival. Afterwards, she focused on documentary filmmaking choosing the specific MA program of BBU.

  • Sandra Rad
  • Romania
  • 2018
  • Doc.
  • 18’
  • Sub. PT/ENG
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