Out on 24-hour leave to attend her mother's funeral, jailbird Matilda (Ana Ularu) makes a break for it in this debut film from Bogdan George Apetri, based on a story co-written by Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, 2007 AFI European Union Film Showcase). Pressed for time and the cash to pay for discreet passage out of the country, Matilda first drops in on her brother and his wife, where it becomes clear she's not welcome, then on her ex-pimp and father of her child, Paul (the excellent Mimi Branescu), where things become decidedly more complicated when Matilda discovers that he has placed their son in an orphanage. Official Selection, 2010 Toronto Film Festival.
DIR/SCR Bogdan George Apetri; SCR Tudor Voican, based on a story by Ioana Uricaru, Cristian Mungiu; PROD Alexandru Teodorescu. Romania, 2010, color, 87 min. In Romanian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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