[94] Writer Waltraud Maierhofer also interpreted it as "not simply for or against abortion". [58] According to Mungiu, the real time was meant to achieve a sense of continuity true to life. [21] Bucharest in 2006 was no longer how it would have appeared in 1987, due to new windows and other additions to the historic buildings. Adi and Otilia retreat to his room, where she tells him about Găbița's abortion. [24] Laura Vasiliu also had stage experience. Bisa dijamin Anda akan sangat menikmati film dengan genre Drama. [23] He hoped that basing the story on a factual account would also distinguish it from previous Romanian films: I remember watching many propagandistic examples of Romanian cinema and thinking nothing like that ever happened to us. Otilia leaves Găbița at the Tineretului to attend Adi's mother's birthday party. The major revision was the emergence of Otilia as the sole protagonist, while Găbița's part was reduced. 0:44. [42] Ovidius University author Ileana Jitaru credited the film for reconstructing "an entire communist class ideology which divided society into 'working class people' and 'intellectuals'". [66] With only 50 theatres in Romania, and the lowest rates of theatre attendance in the European Union, a crew on a caravan toured 15 towns without theatres over 30 days for screenings that year. [61] At Cannes, IFC Films purchased distribution rights for the United States. Maierhofer commented a woman will consider many things in making a choice, including health, finances and what the potential child would face. How far would you go for a friend?. [104] Mungiu explained that "the golden age of Romania" is a term used nationally for Ceaușescu's final nine years in power, though he said people then suffered "shortages and hardship". [11] The procedure was permitted in only extremely limited circumstances. Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Film ini bisa membuat Anda masuk ke dalam cerita film ini, Anda akan bisa merasakan secara langsung alur film ini. [39] Turcuș instead interpreted the scene as Mr. Bebe presenting himself as the "new man", sharing the women's legal peril and an openness to sexuality, while in fact being "the communist brute". [28] After location scouting during the fall,[22] most of the filming was done in Bucharest, with some scenes filmed in a hotel in Ploiești. [25], The film debuted on the first day of the Cannes Film Festival in May 2007. [46] The hotel room where the abortion is performed becomes a location outside of the government's supervision. 5:50. At the college dorm, Găbița and Otilia review the items they need for the day. [30][n 2] In several scenes, the indoor locations were so small that the camera had to be placed outside of the room. [89] Mungiu said the fetus shot was not linked to the pro-life movement, as Romanians did not commonly use these depictions and the abortion debate was no longer prominent there. Otilia stares blankly at Găbița. The film won three awards at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, including the Palme d'Or. Otilia is exasperated by Găbița's lies, yet continues to help and care for her. A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. [74], The film completed its run in May 2008. Author Doru Pop acknowledged the differing number of characters and no male Jesus, but asserted that it is relevant to have a dinner while a tragedy is unfolding. Mungiu once commented about the period: "the only car you can see on the streets is Dacia". [95] Later, it became the first Romanian work to receive the European Film Award for Best Film. Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days is set in the final years of Communist Romania and tells the story of two young students named Otilia & Gabita, who are trying to transact an illegal abortion for the latter. He added that the film shares a number of characteristics with other productions of the New Romanian Cinema, namely: "long takes, controlled camera and an astonishing ear for natural dialogue". Read the Empire Movie review of 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days. [21] Anamaria Marinca had not worked with Mungiu before reading the screenplay, and found the story intriguing. It went on to win numerous honours, including Best Film at the European Film Awards and Romania's national Gopo Awards. [37], Academic Judit Pieldner summed up the plot as "the story of a friendship facing a moral test". [7] Writing for Le Monde, Thomas Sotinel called the film excellent and cited Marinca for an intense performance. 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