Opening Friday, June 9
Friday (6/16) 6:00pm
Saturday (6/17) 5:30 pm
Sunday (6/18) 1:00pm
Wednesday (6/21) 7:30pm
Thursday (6/22) 5:30pm
Acclaimed filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) returns with this searing human saga about a father driven to extremes in order to protect his daughter’s future. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption and back dealings. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza (Maria Dragus), who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Graduation is a masterful look at the complex moral choices and compromises some people make when desperation takes hold.
“Graduation” has a lot on its mind, but is told in such an intimate way it’s like eavesdropping on a conversation: the closer you listen, the more you’ll hear”– Adam Graham, Detroit News
“Graduation is long and intense, a rigorously naturalistic film that at times feels as claustrophobic and suspenseful as a horror movie”
– A. O. Scott, The New York Times
Directed by: Cristian Mungiu
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