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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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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)


International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation