A past winner of the Palmed’Or with his film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, Cristian Mungiu’s new film is a masterly, complex drama about the shabby choices people make as they claw their way up within the grass roots corruption that exists in contemporary Romania. An intricate, deeply intelligent film and a bleak picture of a state of national depression in a country where the 90’s generation had hoped they would have a chance to start again.
95% – Rotten Tomatoes 7.4/10 – IMDB
““Graduation” 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.”
“With the camera placement being as meticulous as the use of Handel on the soundtrack, this impeccably played saga deservedly earned Mungiu a share of the Best Director prize at Cannes.”