Graduation PosterRomanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu has had a good track record at Cannes,winning the Palme d’Or in 2007 for his film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days as well as the Best Screenplay award in 2012 for Beyond the Hills. This year at Cannes he has won the Best Director award for his latest film Graduation (Bacalaureat) (he shared it with Olivier Assayas for his film Personal Shopper),a film which was also in contention for the Palme d’Or.

Synopsis- Romeo Aldea (49), a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding – Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. She just has to pass her final exams – a formality for such a good student. On the day before her first written exam, Eliza is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardize her entire future. Now Romeo has to make a decision. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.

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