Director: Christian Mungiu
A multiple award-winner, including the highly prized Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.Set in the Soviet block during the final days of communism, this is a tale of friendship, love and gritty necessity. Otilia and Gabita are both students in Bucharest. Gabita is pregnant and, rather than give birth, she asks Otilia to help organise an illegal termination. The girls have no choice but to enlist the services of a backyard operator, the drama unfolding under the glare of greenish neon light in the confines of a hotel room. Filmmaker Cristian Mungiu uses his interest in ‘urban legends' to tease audience expectations and create a drama that is more everyday than grand in scale.
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