- Section: Best of
- Romania, France, Belgium
- 2016 / 128 min.
- Director: Cristian Mungiu
- Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Rares Andrici, Malina Manovici, Vlad Ivanov
- Romanian version with Czech subtitles
A drama about compromises, personal morality and the essence of parenthood.
Romeo is a respected doctor and citizen of a small town in Transylvania. But his reputation becomes tarnished when, in order to ensure a future for his talented daughter, he becomes involved in a grisly cycle of favors and IOUs, even losing face in front of his own family. This drama about compromises, personal morality and the essence of parenthood is another film by Crisitian Mangiu after just 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days. He received the Best Director award in Cannes, and for many of the critics was among the best on offer at the 2016 festival.
Awards: Cannes FF 2016: Best Director. Chicago IFF 2016: Best Actor, Screenplay. Hamburg FF 2016: Critics Award. International Cinephile Society Awards 2016: Prix du Jury. And other wins.