4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days/4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile (2007) | by Cristian Mungiu
*All movies are in Romanian with English subtitles
Winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes, and one of the masterpieces of the Romanian New Wave, this drama of two friends arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania is marked by formal rigor, exquisite writing and acting, and period detail that perfectly evokes the bleakness of the era.
During the final days of communism, college roommates Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Găbița (Laura Vasiliu) are busy preparing for a night away. But rather than planning for a holiday, they are making arrangements for Găbița’s illegal abortion, and unwittingly, both find themselves burrowing deep down a rabbit hole filled with revelations. Taking place over the course of a single day, Mungiu’s film is a masterpiece of modern filmmaking, in parts both poignant and shocking.
Romania, 2007, 113 min
Written and Directed: Cristian Mungiu
Cinematography: Oleg Mutu
Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alex Potocean, Luminiţa Gheorghiu, Adi Carauleanu, Ion Sapdaru
Production: Mobra Films Production
Festivals and Awards: Palm d’Or, FIPRESCI Award, The French National Education Administration Prize – Cannes 2007; Best Film of the Year 2007 – FIPRESCI International Film Critics
Romanian with English subtitles