Cristian Mungiu

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu shot to international prominence with this rigorously realistic Palme d’Or–winning second feature. In 1987, during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, college roommates Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Găbița (Laura Vasiliu) seek an illegal abortion for Găbița. In unflinching but empathetic detail, the film recounts the events of twenty-four perilous hours in their lives, culminating in their encounter with a manipulative and menacing abortionist (Vlad Ivanov). With powerful performances that accentuate the characters’ flawed humanity, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a gutting account of the impossible choices women face when taking control of their bodies means breaking the law.

Film Info

  • Cristian Mungiu
  • Romania
  • 2007
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Romanian
  • Spine #958

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • New interview with film critic Jay Weissberg on the New Romanian Cinema
  • The Romanian Tour, a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s reception in Romania
  • Press conference from the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu; director of photography Oleg Mutu; and actors Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, and Alexandru Potocean
  • Alternate and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

New cover by Steve Chow

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Jan 22, 2019

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • New interview with film critic Jay Weissberg on the New Romanian Cinema
  • The Romanian Tour, a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s reception in Romania
  • Press conference from the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu; director of photography Oleg Mutu; and actors Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, and Alexandru Potocean
  • Alternate and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

New cover by Steve Chow

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Cast
Anamaria Marinca
Otilia Mihartescu
Laura Vasiliu
Găbița Drăguț
Vlad Ivanov
Viorel Bebe
Alexandru Potocean
Adi Radu
Luminiţa Gheorghiu
Gina Radu
Credits
Director
Cristian Mungiu
Written by
Cristian Mungiu
Produced by
Cristian Mungiu
Produced by
Oleg Mutu
Coproducer
Alexandru Teodorescu
Associate producer
Philippe Avril
Director of photography
Oleg Mutu
Production designer
Mihaela Poenaru
Film editor
Dana Bunescu
Sound
Cristinel Şirli