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"If any additional evidence was required to confirm Cristian Mungiu as one of the leading European filmmakers of the day, here comes Graduation, his most mature film to date." – Screen Daily

Palme d'Or-winning filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, MIFF 2007; Beyond the Hills, MIFF 2012) returns with his latest engrossing drama, a richly crafted slice of social realism that earned the Romanian auteur the Best Director prize (ex æquo with Olivier Assayas) at this year's Cannes film festival.

Diving into the moral quagmire of Romanian society, Graduation centres on Romeo (Adrian Titieni, MIFF 2013's Child's Pose), a middle-aged doctor, and his teenage daughter Eliza (Maria-Victoria Dragus, MIFF 2009's The White Ribbon), a gifted high-schooler on her way to Oxford once she passes final exams. But when Eliza is sexually assaulted, her academic chances are put in sudden jeopardy, and Romeo – a proud idealist – is forced to consider taking things into his own hands in order to ensure his daughter's future.

"[The] most suspenseful film I've ever seen about educational bureaucracy. It might be his best work yet." – The Village Voice