Saturday, 17 December 2011

four months three weeks and two days (2007) - christian mungiu

Set in 1987 in (the then) still Communist Romania, this is a pretty stark Romanian film, following a girl who goes to a hotel to have an illegal abortion, assisted by her friend. Her friend does all the running around, also has to sleep with the abortionist they hired, and then disposes of the foetus afterwards.
Cheerful stuff.
Long silences, bleak settings, and not a lot of laughs.
I enjoyed it.

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