A strong audio-visual transfer makes the long-awaited arrival of Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or winner to Blu-ray well worth the wait.
The ambition of Cristian Mungiu’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days will not be denied.
Cristian Mungiu’s film is more than just a cry of despair toward the hopelessness of life in modern-day Romania.
It’s Cristian Mungiu’s staging and compositional skill that lends the material its true sense of dawning dread.
The slender facts in this particular case (since it’s yet another film “based on true events”) can’t even begin to withstand the mammoth weight of a 150-minute running time.
Masters of horror should marvel at Cristian Mungiu’s canny deployment of red herrings