Cristian Mungiu's "R.M.N." Premiers in the US at the 60th Edition of New York Film Festival
Updated: Oct 10
Romanian cinema on the Main Slate of the New York Film Festival
The famed, ever-surprising director, whose R.M.N., a surgical examination of hypocrisy and intolerance, has generated a lot of buzz at its premiere in Cannes this year, comes to the NYFF to introduce the film and engage his American fans. See you at Alice Tully Hall on October 9 & 10 for a memorable encounter with one of contemporary cinema’s most admired auteurs.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 - Alice Tully Hall, 6 PM - Buy Tickets · Followed by a Q&A session with director Cristian Mungiu
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 - Alice Tully Hall, 12 PM - Buy Tickets · Followed by a Q&A session with director Cristian Mungiu
Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Romanian with English subtitles
Cristian Mungiu, whose bravura films such as 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days and Beyond the Hills dramatize the tensions of a modern Romania still beholden to dangerous traditions, returns with a gripping, mosaic-like portrait of a rural Transylvanian town riven by ethnic conflicts, economic resentment, and personal turmoil. Matthias (a glowering Marin Grigore) has returned to the village after an altercation at his job in a German slaughterhouse, only to find that his estranged wife has grown more distant and his young son has stopped talking after witnessing something disturbing in the forest near their home. Meanwhile his former lover, Csila (Judith State), with whom he hopes to rekindle an affair, has become involved in an escalating controversy when her local bread factory hires Sri Lankan migrants. These strands converge in increasing combustibility, building to an unsettling climax and a bravura town hall sequence that ranks with Mungiu’s best work. An IFC Films release.
R.M.N. in the American press: