RADIO // Beyond the SubtitlesAnamaria Marinca and Cristian Mungiu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
Hosted by Stephen Schaefer
Originally aired 11/12/07
The Palme D'Or prizewinner at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, the Romanian drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days set in the last days of Communist rule considers a woman's struggle for an illegal abortion. Actress Anamaria Marinca, who plays the woman's best friend, discusses casting and explains why abortion isn't really the real topic here while writer-director Christian Mungiu outlines the emergence of what's being called the New Romanian Cinema with this film, The Death of Mr. Lazerescu and 12:08 Bucharest.
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