It has a couple of press screenings this month and a press day early in Nov. Lots of lead time for a Jan release.
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I finally caught up with Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days last Friday...whoa. The praise that came out the Cannes Film Festival (where I was clumsy enough to miss it) led to expectations of something solid, commendable and probably disturbing. But I didn't expect to see a masterpiece, which is what this "Romanian abortion film" absolutely is. . . .Jeffrey Wells, take two:
This may sound like a glum Eastern bloc procedural, perhaps something to suffer through or check your watch by. It's not cheerful, agreed, but the transcendent art and style of this film is so penetrating that the drabness is soon forgotten or ignored. This is a haunting moral tale and a psychologically tense suspense film, as well as the most persuasive anti-abortion argument in any form I've ever heard, seen or read. . . .
Naturally, alert Right-to-Lifers (like deaconforlife's Peter J. Smith and John Jalsevac) are going to write about and promote the film among the faithful when it opens next January, and they'd be dumb not to do that. . . .I was almost relieved when he posted that second item. It seemed unlike Wells to comment on a film of this sort without taking a dig at conservatives somehow -- all the more so when his reaction to the film in question could possibly be perceived as putting him in bed with those same conservatives!
But I'll bet that most Right-to-Lifers, who primarily live in the "red" regions, will avoid this film in droves, and not just because this IFC Release won't find much of a reception among hinterland exhibitors. It's my belief that most of the Christian anti-abortion crowd -- i.e., the ones who voted for Bush-Cheney in '04 in order to keep Christian values from being weakened or usurped by liberal Democrats -- are largely xenophobic when it comes to sampling foreign cultures and their films. . . .
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"Some felt it was a masterpiece and others didn't," according to a publicist. The journalist says he heard that some complained that Cristian Mungiu's film is "too slow" and that some "didn't like the fetus on the floor shot." The publicist says that "some complained about Oleg Mutu's static camera work" as well as "some of the hand-held tracking shots."Didn't like the fetus on the floor, huh?
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