4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 

Drama | Romanian with English subtitles| 113 minutes

Info

In 1987 Communist Romania, Otilia and Gabriela, two female college students, share a dorm room. When Gabriela informs Otilia that she’s pregnant, the two arrange a meeting with Mr. Bebe in a hotel room where he is to perform an abortion. The unsavory Mr.Bebe demands to have sex with both women before he proceeds.  The women comply and the abortion is completed. Mr.Bebe instructs Gabriela how to dispose the fetus when it comes out.  Later, Otilia and Gabriela sit in a restaurant and vow never to talk about this episode, and they  hope it will all be forgotten, in time.    

Cast
Anamaria Marinca (Otilia) / Laura Vasiliu (Gabriela) / Vlad Ivanov (Mr. Bebe)
Why Stream This Film?

Film critics A.O. Scott of The New York Times and Dana Stevens of Slate rated 4 Months the #1 film of 2007. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times rated it #3.

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
  • Metacritic Score: 97
Accolades
  • Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Palme d’Or (Best Film)
  • Winner, Best Foreign Language Film:
       Chicago Film Critics Association
       European Film Awards
       Los Angeles Film Critics Association
       New York Film Critics Circle Awards
       Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 
Cristian Mungiu, the writer-director, making only his second feature, opens up an entire society for us. The human drama he elicits, in all its pity and terror and gumption is Chekhovian.
Peter Rainer

The Christian Science Monitor

4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS and 2 DAYS is a pitiless, violent story that in its telling becomes a haunting and haunted intellectual and aesthetic achievement.
Manohla Dargis

The New York Times

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