Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Opening Film at IFFI 2007

The 38th IFFI, Goa starting November 23rd open with 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days. A Romanian film acclaimed internationally ,The director, Cristian Mungiu, and the film’s remarkable lead actors will attend the inaugural function. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, is a film on an young student’s days of pregnancy.The film follows the two women as they book their hotel room where they meet their stone-faced abortionist Bebe, a role which actor Vlad Ivanov makes less repellant with the shades he brings to it. Bebe is the lowdown bully who has learnt to argue and extort all that he can. After all, his illicit trade has its own dehumanising process. Ivanov gives him a magnetic edge as he traps the two vulnerable girls into stoic submission. Marinca and Vasiliu give their roles a validity that pulls at the heart - they are beguiling and deeply affecting. The film uses loose tracking shots or long single-take scenes which makes its settings and scenes appear completely natural.

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