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R.M.N.

  Cristian Mungiu

  Romania, France, Belgium     125 minutes

Synopsis

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

Screening

Thu, Oct 13 @ 8:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Special Guests*: Director Cristian Mungiu
*Subject to change

Screening

Fri, Oct 14 @ 2:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Special Guests*: Director Cristian Mungiu
*Subject to change

Media

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)

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Metronom

  Alexandru Belc

  Romania, France     102 minutes

Synopsis

Bucharest, 1972: On the eve of her final high school exams, Ana has just a few days to spend with her boyfriend before he leaves the country for good. Anxious about his departure, she hopes he’ll show up at a classmate’s party–a secret affair during which the friends listen to Metronom, a Radio Free Europe program broadcasting American rock music across communist Romania. The get-together is reaching a fever pitch when there is a knock on the door. The secret police have arrived. Evoking the time period with expert design and detail, this politically inflected coming-of-age drama casts a band of optimistic, freedom-minded teenagers against Romania’s totalitarian system.

 Romanian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Thu, Oct 13 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Special Guests*: Director Alexandru Belc
*Subject to change

Screening

Tue, Oct 18 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Media

Film Credits

  •   Cătălin Mitulescu, Ruxandra Slotea, Viorel Chesaruâ, Martine Vidalenc, Emmanuel Quillet
  •   Mara Bugarin, Șerban Lazarovici, Vlad Ivanov
  •   Strada Film, Midralgar