First of all, Felicia is another step forward for Romanian cinema. It transcends the raw approach to realism through an honest and open view upon family issues and migration. The focus is on the relationship between parents and children and the interplay between the people involved. The carefully constructed narrative of Felicia’s missed departure to Amsterdam from Bucharest reveals more than the present of the situation. It brings up the relationship between her and her mother as well as a sense of the personal history of the characters. The film reaches its most dense point in the scene where Felicia has an outburst and tells her mother the most intimate and sensible things about her feelings towards her. A truth which is not easy to face for anyone, but that reveals the deep feelings between the daughter and the mother. There is an intense feeling of neglect that the child suffers because of something that is perceived as being profoundly selfish. This raises the question of the status of the relationship between the mother and her. Even though as the whole film shows family life is impregnated with the little hustles that everyone deals with, this moment of outspoken emotional honesty reveals the essence of the relationship in another manner than the usual ones. It would be inappropriate to call it psychoanalytical but there is certainly something of that in it and not only because of Felicia’s remark about her own psychoanalytical treatment. It is about the complexity of dealing with relationships and being honest and expressing the deepest feelings which are involved. The cinematography and acting are excellent and the result is a dense space of entering the realm of Felicia’s inner life.