At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu will premiere his new film “Graduation” in competition. The movie is a family drama that focuses on parenting in a small Romanian town. It was formerly titled “Family Photos.” Watch a new clip from the film above.
Considered one of the best Romanian New Wave directors, Mungiu has had great success at the Cannes Film Festival in previous years. His 2007 film “4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days,” the story of two students living in Communist Russia in the final years of the Nicolae Ceaușescu era who try to arrange for an illegal abortion, won the coveted Palme D’Or prize and the FIPRESCI award. “4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days” also received tremendous critical acclaim upon general release, with many critics including A.O. Scott, Wesley Morris, the late Richard Corliss, and J. Hoberman, placing the film on their top 10 list. His next two films, “Tales from the Golden Age” and “Beyond the Hills,” were also critically acclaimed.
Check out the new poster below.