Cristian MungiuAdrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici
Romania, France / 2016 / 128 minutes / DCP
Romanian cinema confronted our consciousness at the moment of its transition from socialism to new uncertainties. Palme d’Or winner Mungiu (Beyond the Hills, 37th) now probes – sometimes painfully – what has changed and how. If a family missed the promise of transition (or escape) in one generation, what must parents and children do for the next? And where are the choices that challenge the system as well as perpetuate it? Mungiu won Best Director at Cannes for a film whose questions transcend Romania while they haunt it.