Palme d’Or winner 2007.
It’s the last years of Communist rule in Romania. Otilia and Gabita attend their local university. Today Otilia books a room in a cheap hotel, where Gabita is hoping to get rid of her baby with the help of a backstreet abortionist. However, things don’t quite go to plan.
Balancing sardonic humour with a pitiful critique of Romanian life under the crumbling rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu, Cristian Mungiu’s stunning film cemented the reputation of what became known as the Romanian New Wave, a collection of filmmakers looking at life in their country before and after Ceaușescu’s fall.
‘4 months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days’ remains one of the standout European films of the last 15 years.
★★★★★ "A masterpiece of intimate desperation" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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