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Aro Favourite Graduation

 

aka: Bacalaureat
Romania 2016, 122 minutes
Dir. Cristian Mungiu
In Romanian with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Offensive language, sexual themes & content that may disturb
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Parenthood.

 

“Resonates not just as a vivid portrait of a culture at a particular moment in time, but also of the most enduring and confounding contradictions of human nature itself.”~Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Aroview: Subtly engrossing drama follows the moral dilemmas of a well-meaning and respected doctor who succumbs to Romania's endemic corruption in order to protect his daughter's promising academic future abroad.

In a similar way to Iran's Asghar Farhadi, writer/director Cristian Mungiu's delineates the impact of cultural conventions on personal lives while alluding to the universality of human nature.

NZ International Film Festival 2016

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