Reuters: Grim Romanian tale lights up Cannes Film Festival

Reuters: Grim Romanian tale lights up Cannes Film Festival

A hard-hitting Romanian film set towards the end of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu‘s rule is making the early running at Cannes Film Festival, with critics calling it a favorite only three days into the competition. “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” directed by Cristian Mungiu, is set in a single day and tells the story of Gabita illegally aborting an unwanted baby and the trials of her friend and accomplice Otilia. Mike Collett-White and Bob Tourtellotte reports.

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