"4 months, 3 Weeks
and Two Days"
Wednesday, June 1st 2016
at Leytonstone Library
::: 4 months, 3 Weeks and Two Days :::
The film was critically acclaimed and it was also nominated and winner of several awards, including the winner of the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
" The film follows the story of Otilia Mihartescu (Anamaria Marinca) and Gabriela "Gabita" Dragut (Laura Vasiliu), two university friends in an unnamed Romanian town.
The film is set in 1987, one of the last years of the Ceaucescu government. When Gabita becomes pregnant, the two girls arrange a meeting with Mr. Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) in a hotel, where he is to perform an illegal abortion (Communist Romania had a natalist policy against abortion)." – Wikipedia *
" The film received an enthusiastic response from critics, earning a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes while also earning a 97% rating on Metacritic. Time magazine's Richard and Mary Corliss described it as a "gripping, satisfying film" and Jay Weissberg from Variety magazine said that the film was "pitch perfect and brilliantly acted… a stunning achievement".
Several sources view the film as indicative of a broader renaissance in Romanian cinema in the 2000s, in light of other successful Romanian films like Cristi Puiu's The Death of Mr. Lazarescu." – wikipedia *
Screening on June 1st 2016, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London. See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
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Note: If the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door.