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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Spine #958

Jan 22, 2019

Number of Discs: 1

  • 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Romanian PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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Directed By: Cristian Mungiu
Licensor: IFC Films
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Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu shot to international prominence with this rigorously realistic Palme d’Or–winning second feature. In 1987, during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, college roommates Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Găbiţa (Laura Vasiliu) seek an illegal abortion for Găbiţa. In unflinching but empathetic detail, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days recounts the events of twenty-four perilous hours in their lives, culminating in their encounter with a manipulative and menacing abortionist (Vlad Ivanov). With powerful performances that accentuate the characters’ flawed humanity, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a gutting account of the impossible choices women face when taking control of their bodies means breaking the law.

  • New interview with Cristian Mungiu
  • New interview with film critic Jay Weissberg on the New Romanian Cinema
  • Press conference from the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Cristian Mungiu; director of photography Oleg Mutu; and actors Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, and Alexandru Potocean
  • The Romanian Tour, a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s reception in Romania
  • Alternate and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • An essay by critic Ella Taylor


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