Opens Fri Mar 17 2017
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- Opens Fri Mar 17 2017
- 128 minutes
- Director: Cristian Mungiu
- Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici
- Romania/France/Belgium (2016)
- This film is subtitled
A physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding. Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. She just has to pass her final exams - a formality for such a good student. On the day before her first written exam, Eliza is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardise her entire future. Now Romeo has to make a decision. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.
Director Cristian Mungiu deservedly shared the Best Director prize in Cannes for this elegant-but-gritty slice of Romanian middle-class life.