||My Beautiful Dacia is an extravagant journey from Communism to Capitalism, seen from the perspective of one of Romania's most emblematic symbols, the Dacia automobile.
The film follows different generations of Romanians - from those nostalgic of a better past, to the young entrepreneurs - showing the present transformation of Romanian society. The connecting point between the different stories is always the Dacia car: first, a symbol of the ambitions of Communist technology and now a reflection of the new global economy. Romania's growing consuming class, once denied capitalism's choices, is now flooded with them. Debt, once anathema for the middle class, is now an acceptable means to an end. America went through a similar evolution, but Romania today offers a UNIQUE chance to watch it in real time.
"My Beautiful Dacia" takes you on a trip from communism to capitalism, on four wheels. Outside the landscape changes, inside the passengers' mentalities change too, while the vehicle that drives us there adapts rapidly to the new roads.