4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu shot to international prominence with this rigorously realistic Palme d’Or–winning second feature. In 1987, during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, college roommates Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Găbița (Laura Vasiliu) seek an illegal abortion for Găbița. In unflinching but empathetic detail, the film recounts the events of twenty-four perilous hours in their lives, culminating in their encounter with a manipulative and menacing abortionist (Vlad Ivanov). With powerful performances that accentuate the characters’ flawed humanity, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a gutting account of the impossible choices women face when taking control of their bodies means breaking the law.


  • Romania
  • 2007
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Romanian
  • Spine #958


  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • New interview with film critic Jay Weissberg on the New Romanian Cinema
  • The Romanian Tour, a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s reception in Romania
  • Press conference from the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu; director of photography Oleg Mutu; and actors Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, and Alexandru Potocean
  • Alternate and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

New cover by Steve Chow