First screened in October 2016
Director: Cristi Puiu. Cast: Mimi Branescu, Marin Grigore, Rolando Matsangos, Simona Ghita, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru, Sorin Medeleni, Ana Ciontea, Catalina Moga, Tatiana Iekel, Marian Râlea, Ioana Craciunescu, Ilona Brezoianu, Andi Vasluianu, Mara Elena Andrei. Screenplay: Cristi Puiu.

Twitter Capsule: Pulls into its lane early. Course stays pretty consistent but the cast and camera negotiate it expertly. Very assured.

VOR:   Long takes have been with us a while; they've certainly abounded in Romanian film, but the camera and the actor get extra workouts here.

Photo © 2016 Mandragora/Production 2006/SCCMC/Sister and Brother Mitevski/
Spiritus Movens/Alcatraz Films/Arte France Cinéma/CNC

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Chicago International Film Festival: Golden Hugo (Best Picture); Best Director
National Society of Film Critics: Best Undistributed Film

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