BIFF17 Graduation

18th August, 2017 (15+)
slider image
Share
  • Director Cristian Mungiu
  • Cast Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Lia Bugnar
  • Duration 128 min
  • Rating 15+
  • Language Romanian with English subtitles
  • Genre Crime, Drama, Film Festival
  • Participating Cinemas Palace Barracks, Palace Centro Brisbane

Synopsis

Master filmmaker Cristian Mungiu’s Cannes award-winning work is a beautiful meditation on the choices we make and their impact on ourselves and those around us.

Romeo (Adrian Titieni) is a middle-aged physician living in a tiny mountain town in Transylvania. He’s a good man, but his life and marriage are somehow simply stuck in the mud, here in this backwater where his dreams of making a difference have long since evaporated. His academically gifted daughter, however, has a chance to escape to an English university – but an incident on the eve of her scholarship exams puts that once-in-a-lifetime shot at freedom in jeopardy.

In a single chance meeting in the aftermath of this strife, Romeo could help his daughter by making a small choice – but while well-intentioned, it might not be the most principled thing to do. For Romeo, this simple decision sets off a chain reaction that moves further and further out of his control.

With a deft hand, Mungiu guides his players through an environment of social realism where the details and little decisions really matter. From a technical perspective, this is very fine filmmaking, particularly the director’s attention to performance and the always restless sound design.

Awards

Best Director: 69th Cannes Film Festival, 2016

Reviews

  • “A thoroughgoing masterpiece which offers proof that Romania’s cinematic upsurge remains the most vital and important national film movement of the current century.” - Roger Ebert.com

Coming Soon to Palace Cinemas

Close
Close

Based on your feedback we are improving the member login section of this website. We can’t wait to show you the new and improved member area, coming soon. Members can still buy tickets at Palace Movie Club prices by clicking the ‘session times and tickets’ button below.

Session Times and Tickets
Close

Enter your email address to reset your password

Close
Close

Session Times

Close
Close
Close
Subscribe to get weekly session times and exclusive offers delivered straight to your inbox.
By clicking Subscribe you accept our terms & conditions.
Click here to view our privacy policy.
Close
Subscribe to the Palace Cinemas newsletter. Fill in your details below.
Babes in Arms
eNewsletter
Session Times
Fistivals
By clicking Subscribe you accept our terms & conditions.
Click here to view our privacy policy.
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Palace Cinema Head Office
Phone: (03) 9817 6421
Address: L1, 122 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Close

Thank you for contacting us.

Close
Close