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.
Screened at the 5th Arava International Film Festival (2016)