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Romanian movie among BBC’s 25 greatest films of the 21st century

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BBC has chosen the top 25 greatest movies of the 21st century. The films were picked by critics from around the world. Some of the movies chosen were: Memento by Cristopher Nolan, Lost in Translation, Grand Budapest Hotel,Children of Men and The tree of life and Romanian movie 4 Months, 3 weeks and 2 days by Cristian Mungiu.

The Romanian movie was produced in 2007 and won several awards, including the Palme d’Or at Cannes festival.

Maggie Lee, from Variety, Hong Kong said about the movie

 

One scene, one cut, zero music. Cristian Mungiu’s 2007 Palme d’Or winner is a touchstone of the Romanian New Wave, a stark wonder of a film exemplified by visual precision, a bracingly clear-eyed script and glacial detachment. Imbuing a backstreet abortion with the brutal tension of a crime thriller – and abortion was a crime in 1980s Romania – Mungiu evokes the callous and repressive atmosphere of Ceausescu’s foundering dictatorship. Yet despite much harrowing imagery, depicted in unblinking detail within a fraught 24-hour timeframe, the film’s underlying humanism is glimpsed through the unbeatable spirit of protagonist Otila, a college student who takes unthinkable risks and goes through grueling lengths to help her friend Gabita fix her unwanted pregnancy.

source: BBC

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