Radu lives in a modern Bucharest flat with his lawyer wife and their nine-year-old daughter. As Christmas looms over the Romanian capital, they discuss holiday plans and presents for friends and family at length.
A fairly ordinary guy caught in the most banal middle-class humdrum. But Radu is also having an affair with the young dentist treating his daughter’s teeth. In proud Romanian New Wave style, Muntean delivers a most depressing take on human relationships as his dispassionate camera scrutinizes yet another middle-class banality: cheating on loved ones.
Marti, dupa, craciun | Dirtected Radu Muntean (Romania 2010) with Dragos Bucur, Maria Popistasu. Starts October 6