4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

At the top of NYT movie critic A.O. Scott’s best list of 2007, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, is a grim little film about illegal abortion in 80’s Romania. It’s a spare, devastating story of two college roommates and all the unpleasant details they must navigate when the event is set in motion. The acting is understated and moving. The film maintains a constant undercurrent of dread and fear about what happens next. And the story is told simply, with one camera only, highlighting the wrenching story and situations of the characters. Powerful stuff.

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