Director: Cristian Mungiu Run Time: 125 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: András Hatházi, Judith State, Macrina Bârlădeanu, Marin Grigore, Orsolya Moldovan
Country: Romania, France, Belgium, Sweden
Language: Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, French, Sinhala
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 Cannes Film Festival
A few days before Christmas, having quit his job in Germany, Matthias returns to his multi-ethnic Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, left for too long in the care of his mother, Ana, and to rid the boy of the unresolved fears that have taken hold of him. He’s preoccupied with his old father, Otto, and also eager to see his ex-lover, Csilla.
When a few new workers are hired at the small factory that Csilla manages, the peace of the community is disturbed, underlying fears grip the adults, and frustrations, conflicts and passions erupt through the thin veneer of apparent understanding and calm.
“Further evidence that [Mungiu] is one of the world’s most interesting dramatists.”
—Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert
About the filmmaker:
Cristian Mungiu is a Romanian filmmaker and a familiar face at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2002, he debuted his first feature film, Occident, in the Director’s Fortnight section. He became the first Romanian to win the Palme d’Or in 2007 for his film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. He also won Best Director in 2016 for Graduation and Best Screenplay in 2012 for Beyond the Hills, which was also selected as the Romanian entry and made the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards. In 2013, he was selected as a member of the main competition jury, and in 2021, he was the Jury President of the Semaine de la Critique non-competitive section. His latest feature R.M.N. competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2022 festival.See our upcoming films