4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days

4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days is a 2007 dramatic film written and directed by Cristian Mungiu . It is set in the last years of communism in Romania and tells the problems of two students who face the unwanted pregnancy of one of them at a time when abortion was prohibited by law. The tape is the firstinstallmentof a series called Stories of the Golden Age , project encompassed in the New Romanian wave , whose aim is to speak of the communist period through stories about the people who lived it. 1

It premiered on May 17, 2007 at the Cannes Film Festival , where it was awarded the Palme d’Or and the Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI). 2 3

Argument

In Romania in the 1980s, Otilia and Găbiţa are two friends who share a room in a university residence. Găbiţa is pregnant and contacts a certain Mr. Bebe for a clandestine abortion. To that end, Otilia is responsible for reserving a room in an inexpensive hotel and later, will pose as the sister of Găbiţa to be able to accompany her friend during the process, even harder and devastating than they had originally imagined.

Production

Cast

  • Anamaria Marinca : Otilia
  • Laura Vasiliu : Găbiţa
  • Vlad Ivanov : Mr. Bebe
  • Alexandru Potoceanu : Adi
  • Luminiţa Gheorghiu : Ms. Radu
  • Adi Carauleanu : Mr. Radu

Filming

  • Bucharest
  • Hotel Astoria (Bucharest)
  • Ploieşti

Release

  • France: May 17, 2007 – Cannes Film Festival.
  • Romania: June 1, 2007 – Transylvania International Film Festival.
  • Spain: September 20, 2007 – San Sebastian International Film Festival.
  • Mexico: October 7, 2007 – Morelia Film Festival.
  • Argentina: December 6, 2007.
  • Colombia: April 18, 2008.
  • Venezuela: May 23, 2008.
  • Peru: July 31, 2008.

Awards and nominations

Date Prize Category Receiver (s) Result
May 2007 Cannes Film Festival 2 3 Palm of Gold Cristian Mungiu Winner
Prize of the critic (FIPRESCI) Cristian Mungiu Winner
September 2007 San Sebastian International Film Festival 4 FIPRESCI Award for best film Cristian Mungiu Winner
October 2007 Hollywood Film Festival 5 Hollywood World Award Cristian Mungiu Winner
November 2007 Stockholm Film Festival Best actress Anamaria Marinca Winner
Bronze horse Cristian Mungiu Winner
December 2007 European Film Awards 6 7 Best director Cristian Mungiu Winner
Best film Winner
Best actress Anamaria Marinca Nominated
Best screenplay Cristian Mungiu Nominated
December 2007 Satellite Awards 8 Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association 9 Best foreign language film Winner
December 2007 Toronto Film Critics Association 10 Best Foreign Language Film Winner
January 2008 Golden Globes 11 Best non-English language film Nominated
January 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival 12 FIPRESCI Award for Best Actress Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu Winner
January 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 13 Best Foreign Language Film Cristian Mungiu Winner
Best Supporting Actor Vlad Ivanov Winner
January 2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 14 Critic award for best foreign film Nominated
January 2008 National Society of Film Critics 15
(United States)
Best Foreign Language Film Winner
January 2008 New York Film Critics Circle Awards 16 Best Foreign Language Film Winner
January 2008 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Foreign Language Film Winner
February 2008 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Foreign Language Film Cristian Mungiu Nominated
February 2008 Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Language Film Cristian Mungiu Nominated
February 2008 Bodil Awards Best Non-American Movie Cristian Mungiu Nominated
February 2008 César Awards 17 Best Foreign Language Film Cristian Mungiu Nominated
February 2008 London Critics Circle Film Best actress Anamaria Marinca Nominated
Best director Cristian Mungiu Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
March 2008 Sofia International Film Festival 18 Best Balkan Film Winner
April 2008 Donatello David Awards 19 Best film of the European Union Cristian Mungiu Nominated
September 2008 Silver Condor Awards Best Foreign Language Non-Spanish Film 20 Cristian Mungiu Nominated
December 2008 South 21 Awards Best Foreign Language Film Cristian Mungiu Winner
January 2009 Central Ohio Film Critics Association 22 Best foreign language film Winner
January 2009 Circle of film writers 23 Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
February 2009 Goya Awards 24 Best European Film Cristian Mungiu Winner
March 2009 Chlotrudis Awards 25 Best Original Screenplay Cristian Mungiu Winner
Best film Nominated
Best actress Anamaria Marinca Nominated
Best director Cristian Mungiu Nominated
April 2009 Brazilian Film Prize 26 Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
July 2009 Turia 27 Awards Best Foreign Language Film Winner

References

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  2. ↑ Jump to:a b «Cannes Film Festival, 2007 winners» (in English) . Retrieved on July 8, 2010 .
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  5. Back to top↑ «Winners 2007» . Hollywood Awards (in English) . Archived from the original on November 24, 2015 . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  6. Back to top↑ «2007, the winners» . European Film Academy (in English) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  7. Back to top↑ «2007, the nominations» . European Film Academy (in English) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
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  9. Back to top↑ «Winners of the 20th Annual Chicago Film Critics Awards» . Chicago Film Critics Association (in English) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  10. Back to top↑ Alessandro Cancian (December 19, 2007). «TFCA Awards 2007» . Toronto Film Critics Association (in English) . Archived from the original on November 24, 2015 . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
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  12. Back to top↑ «Palm Springs 2008» . FIPRESCI (in English) . Archived from the original on November 24, 2015 . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  13. Back to top↑ «33nd Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards» . LAFCA (in English) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  14. Back to top↑ «The 13th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: winners and nominees» . Broadcast Film Critics Association (in English) . Archived from the original on November 24, 2015 . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  15. Back to top↑ «Past awards» . National Society of Film Critics (in English) . Archived from the original on November 24, 2015 . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  16. Back to top↑ «2008 Awards» . New York Film Critics Circle (in English) . Archived from the original on November 24, 2015 . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  17. Back to top↑ «33ème cérémonie des César» . César du Cinéma (in French) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  18. Back to top↑ «Awards» . Sofia International Film Festival (in English and Bulgarian ) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  19. Back to top↑ «Candidature Premi David 2007-2008» . Premi David di Donatello (in Italian and English) . Archived from the original on November 24, 2015 . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  20. Back to top↑ «56th Cóndor de Plata prizes» . Association of Cinematographers of Argentina . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  21. Back to top↑ «South Prize 2008 (Winners)» . Academy of the Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Argentina . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  22. Back to top↑ «Awards 2008» . Central Ohio Film Critics Association (in English) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  23. Back to top↑ «CEC medals to the Spanish production of 2008» . Circle of Cinematographic Writers . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  24. Back to top↑ «Awarded (XXIII)» . Goya Awards . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  25. Back to top↑ «15th annual awards» . Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (in English) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  26. Back to top↑ «2009 Grand Prix (Best Foreign Film)» . Brazilian Academy of Cinema (in Portuguese) . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .
  27. Back to top↑ «XVIII Premis Turia 2009» . Billboard Turia . Retrieved on January 5, 2011 .