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All audiences Offensive use of language
Cristi Puiu, 2016 173 minutes Mimi Branescu, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru, Sorin Medeleni Romania, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia Romanian 23 February 2017 Dutch

A patriarch’s wake turns into a full-on familial tempest, in the brilliant new film from uncompromising Romanian director Cristi Puiu (THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, AURORA).

Lary, a neurologist at the top of his career, and his wife, are attending a family meal in Bucharest to commemorate the death of his father, who died forty days earlier. All the guests are waiting for the priest's arrival. In the meantime, they argue about the 9/11 events. Lary tries to calm down the debate but opinions are so divided that not even the priest's flying visit succeeds in reconciling the two camps. Just when things seem to be settling down, the arrival of an uninvited guest throws the commemoration into turmoil, which gradually deteriorates into an operatic settling of scores.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN ROMANIAN, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.