Winner of the best director award, Cannes Film Festival 2016
The latest feature by Cristian Mungiu, who started the Romanian new wave with "4 Months, 3 weeks and 2 days", that won the best film award in Cannes. "Graduation" has received critical acclaim and favorable reviews, enough to earn Mungiu the best director award.
Romeo is a doctor who raises his daughter Eliza to be honest and studious so she may, having graduated, leave and find a better future for herself. His plan almost works, until one day, before Eliza's final exam, an incident happens that rocks her life and threatens her future. Now, Romeo stands at a crossroads - there are ways to solve the situation, but at what cost?
Cristian Mungiu – is the only Romanian filmmaker to be awarded the much cherished Cannes Golden Palm, for his disturbing portrait of Ceausescu's Romania, Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days (2007), which became a sensation soon after its release. Back in Cannes with his next feature film, Beyond the Hills (2012), he was awarded a Best Screenplay award and had both of his young actresses share the Best Actress Award. In honor of the filmmaker who will be attending the Arava Film Festival this year, we are also showing on two separate evenings Tales from the Golden Age (2009), a collection of shorts he has produced and partly directed.