Blending rigorous naturalism with the precise construction of a thriller, this Cannes awardâwinning drama from Cristian Mungiu sheds light on the high stakes and ethical complexities of life in contemporary Romania. As his daughter nears high-school graduation, Romeo (Adrian Titieni), an upstanding doctor, counts on her winning a competitive scholarship that will send her to university in England. But when an injury sustained during a sexual assault compromises her performance on an important exam, Romeoâs best-laid plans for her threaten to crumble, leading him to seek favors in a world that runs on backscratching and bribery. Suffused with quiet dread, Graduation
takes a humane and deeply ambiguous look at how corrosive rampant corruption is to moral convictions.
- New interview with Cristian Mungiu
- Press conference from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Cristian Mungiu and actors Cristian Mungiu, Adrian Titieni, Maria Dr?gu?, and M?lina Manovici
- Deleted scenes
- An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri