"4 months, 3 Weeks
and Two Days"
Wednesday, June 1st 2016
at Leytonstone Library
" 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 *