21st Annual Foreign Film Festival
2022; 2 h 5 m; NR (nudity, mature thematic material, and some violence)
Having quit his job in Germany, Matthias returns to his multi-ethnic Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, left for too long in the care of his mother, Ana, and to rid the boy of the unresolved fears that have taken hold of him. He’s preoccupied with his old father, Otto, and also eager to see his ex-lover, Csilla. When a few new workers are hired at the small factory that Csilla manages, the peace of the community is disturbed, underlying fears grip the adults, and frustrations, conflicts, and passions erupt through the thin veneer of apparent understanding and calm. Award-winning director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) creates a gripping portrait of ethnic and economic resentments tearing at the fabric of a small mountain town.