Dir. Cristian Mungiu. Romania/France, 2016. 2h 8m. Romanian/subs. Starring Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Rares Andrici, Malina Manovici, Vlad Ivanov.
After an attack before a college entrance exam jeopardises his daughter’s future, a father finds that the only way he can help is by betraying his principles. A stunningly crafted morality play from one of European cinema’s most revered auteurs.
'Graduation is an intricate, deeply intelligent picture, and a bleak picture of a state of national depression in Romania, where the 90s generation hoped they would have a chance to start again.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
'A beautifully crafted work of storytelling that resonates long after you see it.’ Nick James, Sight and Sound