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R.M.N. directed by Cristian Mungiu
R.M.N. directed by Cristian Mungiu

IFC Films will release R.M.N., the new film from award winning writer, director and producer Cristian Mungiu, set to world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. This marks the fifth time IFC Films will release a film by Mungiu.

IFC Films is expected to release the film starring Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Bârlădeanu, Orsolya Moldován, Andrei Finți, Mark Blenyesi and Ovidiu Crișan in theaters in 2022.

A few days before Christmas, having quit his job in Germany, Matthias (Marin Grigore) returns to his multi-ethnic Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, left for too long in the care of his mother, Ana, and to rid the boy of the unresolved fears that have taken hold of him. He’s preoccupied with his old father, Otto and also eager to see his ex-lover, Csilla (Judith State). When a few new workers are hired at the small factory that Csilla manages, the peace of the community is disturbed, underlying fears grip the adults, and frustrations, conflicts and passions erupt through the thin veneer of apparent understanding and calm.

Watch the first official trailer for R.M.N.

Mungiu’s first feature Occident premiered in Quinzaine Réalisateurs in 2002. In 2007 he was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. He next returned to Cannes in 2009 as a writer, producer, and co-director with the collective episodic film Tales from the Golden Age His next feature Beyond the Hills (2012) won Best Screenplay and Best Actress and was later shortlisted for Best International Feature for the 85th Academy Awards. He returned to Cannes in 2016 with Graduation and won Best Director.

Director Cristian Mungiu said, ““I am very happy that 15 years after 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days I am back in Cannes and part of the Official Selection. It means even more that I am able to continue working with the people who have stood by me all these years, in my attempt to make my films reach as many people as possible, in as many theaters as possible .I hope they will help me communicate that once again through a story set in a tiny little place, I try to speak about us, today. I think it’s also good to check what are the limits of our freedom as filmmakers today in a world where political correctness started setting limits about what is appropriate to say – and what is not. I feel I owe one explanation: RMN in English is NMR: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – basically a brain investigation. Given how the world looks today, I feel we need one.”

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