by Ioana Mischie

2021, Documentary Shorts, 60 minutes


Fragile, Oana Mischie’s creative documentary, gives voice through the amazing interpretation of actress Ioana Flora, to several Romanian women who suffered abuse and trauma. Written by Ioana Flora in collaboration with Rucsandra Pop, the script compiled real stories under one theme: “women are not made to be broken.” An accomplished actress and gifted creator, Ioana Flora impersonates different characters with kindness and respect, understanding and empathy. Conceived both as a mini-series and as a feature film in the form of an anthology, this ingeniously created gem won the Fulbright Alumni Grant and was co-financed by the US Embassy in Bucharest and 8 nonprofit associations in Romania.

Please note: this film program is available only to viewers in the United States.

Join us for Romanian Women in Film, a Zoom discussion between actress Ioana Flora and directors Ioana Mischie (Fragile), Oana Tenter (The Pastor’s Women) and Oana Giurgiu (Occasional Spies). The panel will will air on the ARCS Facebook page. In their confirmation email, ticket purchasers will receive a link to join the Zoom if they are interested in participating. The Q&A takes place Nov. 13 at 12:30pm PT.