Cristian Mungiu / Romania/France 2016 / 2h8m / Digital / Romanian with English subtitles
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici, Lia Bugnar, Malina Manovici.
Cristian Mungiu - a Palme d'Or winner in 2007 for '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days' - directs this intelligent, expertly-constructed character drama that examines when the best laid plans of a struggling father go suddenly, painfully awry. Small-town physician Romeo (Adrian Titieni) has raised his daughter (Maria-Victoria Dragus) to excel academically, with a view to a new life studying and living away from Romania. With final exams looming, she is the victim of an assault - leaving her future in jeopardy. Fearful, distressed and anxious to help, Romeo is now faced with choices that could fly in the face of every principle he has taught his child.