Tragic and absurd tales from late communist era of Romania.
So a village is brought to the edge of madness by the prospect of a motorcade; the question of Ceaucescu’s hat causes a crisis; and two enterprising youngsters make money out of air. Almost as bleak as Mungiu’s breakthrough, humour makes them slightly more palatable.
Flashes of bleak humour makes this wry portrait a compelling experience.
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara