4 Months, 3 Weeks, & Two Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks, & Two Days (15)

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Starring: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasilu, Vlas Ivanov
Romania, 2007, 1 hour 53 minutes, subtitles

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Friday 11 8.15pm
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Deceptively simple yet well-rounded, this tale of an illegal abortion in communist Romania carries a tremendous wallop, delivering a rich exploration of character, friendship, responsibility and devotion under duress. It might sound grim but screen realism rarely captures a time and place so well, nor creates such excruciatingly tense drama from such everyday events as a birthday party or checking into a hotel. Totally convincing in every way, especially in the piercing performance of Marinca as the staunch friend who has to pay a high price for helping her dippy roommate.

Winner of the Palme D'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2007
Winner of the European Film Awards for Best Film & Best Director 2007

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