4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Time:

  • 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • May 9, 2008

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
  • 815 E. Olive Avenue

Synopsis

During the final days of communism in Romania, two college roommates Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Gabita (Laura Vasiliu) are busy preparing for a night away. But rather than planning for a holiday, they are making arrangements for Gabita’s illegal abortion and unwittingly, both find themselves burrowing deep down a rabbit hole of unexpected revelations. Transpiring over the course of a single day, Mungiu’s film is a masterwork of modern filmmaking, by parts poignant and shocking. Nominated for 4 European Film Awards including Best Picture and one of the standout hits of the Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS is a modern classic that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theater.

Written & Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Romania, 2008
In Romanian, with English subtitles
113 minutes, NR

Reviews

A powerful film and a stark visual accomplishment.
Roger Ebert, Chigaco Sun-Times
In 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, a ferocious, unsentimental, often brilliantly directed film, the camera doesn’t follow the action, it expresses consciousness itself.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Oleg Mutu’s deft handheld camerawork and Mungiu’s meticulous reconstruction of Ceausescu-era Romania, in all its corruption, hypocrisy and drab cleanliness, create an overweening atmosphere of dread.
Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
A powerful film and a stark visual accomplishment.
Roger Ebert, Chigaco Sun-Times
In 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, a ferocious, unsentimental, often brilliantly directed film, the camera doesn’t follow the action, it expresses consciousness itself.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Oleg Mutu’s deft handheld camerawork and Mungiu’s meticulous reconstruction of Ceausescu-era Romania, in all its corruption, hypocrisy and drab cleanliness, create an overweening atmosphere of dread.
Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.