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Monday, April 23, 2018,

  • Location: Sarratt Cinema

Presented by Jennifer Fay, Associate Professor of Cinema
 & Media Arts and English; and Alex Dubilet, Senior Lecturer,
Department of English and Political Science

Romania/France/Belgium (2016) Dir: Cristian Mungiu

One of the great auteurs of contemporary Romanian
 cinema offers us a dark satire about the stresses of
high school exams and the pressure parents place
 on their children to succeed in the ways that they and
their country may have failed. Through a series of twists, Graduation turns what may count as success on its head. As one critic notes, this is a story about the “moral costs of survival” and the possibility of freedom in a corrupt national system. Romanian with English subtitles. 128 min. Presented in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, English, and Cinema & Media Arts