Sunday, May 27, 2007

This Just In...

The Cannes Film Festival has given the Palme d'Or to Romanian director Cristian Mungiu's low-budget film, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'', which has been favored to win. The film deals with a girl's attempt to secure a secret abortion for her friend in communist-era Romania. One of the great things about the film was that it was a shoestring production that, nevertheless, went on to win the top honor at Cannes. According to the film's director, Cristian Mungiu,

"You don't necessarily need a big budget and big stars to tell a story that everyone will listen to."

Trés bien.

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