Friday, January 25, 2008
"4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days' Is Coming to the U.S.
Mainstream American filmmakers flee from the "A" word, but Cristian Mungiu of Romania takes an unflinching look. Via NPR: '4 Months' Raises the Iron Curtain on Abortion, by Howie Movshovitz:
The word "abortion" puts many people on edge, but director Cristian Mungiu wanted viewers to experience what it was like to try to get one in a country where it was illegal. The result is 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, a film that follows two Romanian college women in 1987.
For more on the film and its awards, see also this post.