Q&A with Radu Muntean!
In Muntean’s closely observed, brilliantly acted relationship drama—a Romanian Scenes From a Marriage—middle-aged Paul (Mimi Branescu) must choose between his wife of 10 years, Adriana (Mirela Oprisor), and his mistress, pediatric dentist Raluca (Maria Popistasu). As Paul’s attempts to conceal his adultery box him into an ever narrowing corner, Muntean heightens the suspense by staging the film in a series of immaculately framed and choreographed long takes, in which his trio of actors convey the raw emotional states of their characters without ever devolving into histrionics. Oprisor, Branescu’s real-life wife, is a particular revelation as the oblivious and then wounded Adriana, astonishing in her portrayal of one woman’s betrayal, hurt, and spite. Please note: Admission will be charged for this screening, which is in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.