GRADUATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Mungiu Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Malina Manovici, Petre Ciubotaru, Vlad Ivanov. Romanian journalist turned filmmaker Christian Mungiu earned his second Best Director award at Cannes for his fourth feature film, a rather grim and critical look at Romanian society as it continues to emerge from under the repressive grip of the Ceausescu era and the difficulties of life in his native country. Mungiu makes films that are deep and thoughtful and highlight some of the social issues in Continue reading

CHILD’S POSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Calin Peter Netzer Stars: Luminata Gheorgiou, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Adrien Titieni. We don't get an opportunity to see much cinema from Romania outside of film festivals here, and those few we do see (like 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days, etc) are often fairly grim and highly critical of society. Child's Pose is one of those rare films from the new wave of Romanian cinema that has emerged onto the international scene, and has been garnering great reviews and lots of praise. And its leading lady Luminata Gheorgiou, from The Death Continue reading