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  Cristian Mungiu

  Romania, France, Belgium     125 minutes


After quitting his job in a German factory, Matthias returns to small-town Transylvania, where he faces a long list of problems: His young son refuses to speak after witnessing a traumatic incident in the woods; his wife suspects his infidelity; and his ailing father requires an MRI. To add to his troubles, the village is simmering with anger, animus, and xenophobic tension after the local industrial bakery hires a group of foreign-born workers. Master filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) captures the chaotic potential of a town (and nation) on the brink of eruption. At once a keen-eyed survey of clashing social dynamics and an edge-of-your-seat small-town thriller, R.M.N. is a cinematic stunner that breathlessly hurtles toward an unforgettable conclusion.

 Romanian with subtitles 

Content Warning

This film contains themes of suicide.

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Screenings & Events


Thu, Oct 13 @ 8:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7


Fri, Oct 14 @ 2:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4


Film Credits

  •   Cristian Mungiu
  •   Cristian Mungiu
  •   Mircea Olteanu
  •   Tudor Vladimir Panduru, RSC
  •   Marin Grigoire, Judith Slate, Macrina Bârlădeanu, Orsolya Moldován, Andrei Finți, Mark Blenyesi, Ovidiu Crișan
  •   Olivier Do Hùu, Constantin Fleancu, Marius Leftărache
  •   Tudor Reu
  •   Mobra Films (RO)

Becoming Mona Kom hier dat ik u kus

  Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

  The Netherlands, Belgium 100 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 19-25 in the United States.

Virtual Events

Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:

With directors Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden


Life is what happens when you stop living for others and start living for yourself. This poignant tragicomic journey of courage follows Mona from early childhood, when she is inculcated to be a quiet, obedient presence in the world. She blossoms into a talented young artist, but years of repressing her feelings have impaired her emotionally, binding her to unhealthy relationships at work and at home. Still, there is a fierce, independent spirit that lies inside her, waiting to be liberated. Assured direction coaxes flawless, seamlessly connected performances from actresses Tanya Zabarylo and Olivia Landuyt in the title role as a young woman and young girl respectively.

 Dutch with subtitles 



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