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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Romania /France/Belgium
Year: 2016



128 min, color

Director Cristian Mungiu Screenplay Cristian Mungiu Cinematography Tudor Vladimir Panduru Editing Mircea Olteanu Cast Adrian Titieni, Maria Drăguş, Lia Bugnar, Mălina Manovici, Vlad Ivanov, Gelu Colceag, Rareş Andrici, Petre Ciubotaru, Alexandra Davidescu, Emanuel Pârvu

Romeo Aldea (49), 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 got a scholarship to study psychology in UK. She just has to pass her final exams - a formality for such a good student. On the day prior to her first written exam, an incident jeopardizes Eliza's departure. Now Romeo has to make a decision.

Les Films du Fleuve
Mobra Films
Romanian Film Board (C.N.C.) (funding)
Why Not Productions
International sales:
Wild Bunch


Cristian Mungiu


Cristian Mungiu is a Romanian writer-director. In 2007, his second feature, 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes. He returned to Cannes in 2009 as a writer producer-co-director with the collective episodic film Tales from the Golden Age and as a writer director in 2012 with Beyond the Hills – double awarded for Best Screenplay and Best actresses. He was in the jury of the Cannes film festival in 2013.











2016 Graduation

2012 Beyond the Hills

2009 Tales from the Golden Age

2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

2005/I Lost and Found (episode "Turkey Girl")

2002 Occident

2000 Nothing by Chance (Short)

2000 The Firemen's Choir (Short)

2000 Zapping (Short)

1998 The Hand of Paulista (Short)

1997 Mariana (Short)

1996 Horia Viorel Brief (Documentary short)