Otilia and Gabita share a room at a students' hall of residence. Both go to university in a small Romanian town during the last days of Communism. Otilia books a room in a cheap hotel. They have a date with a so-called Mr. Bebe that afternoon. Gabita is pregnant, abortion is illegal and neither of the two has experienced anything of the sort before. 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days is part of a larger project entitled Tales From the Golden Years, a subjective story about Communism in Romania told via its urban legend. The aim of the project is to talk about the period without making direct references to Communism, telling different stories focusing on personal options in an era of misfortune during which people had to live as though things were normal.
Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alex Potocean, Luminita Gheorghiu