Alice T.

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Alice T.

Radu Muntean
RO/F/S, 2018
Features, 105min, OmeU

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Alice T.

Radu Muntean
RO/F/S, 2018
Features, 105min, OmeU

Fri
26
Oct
21:00
Urania
Sat
27
Oct
16:00
Urania
Cast: 
Andra Guti
Alice
Mihaela Sîrbu
Bogdana
Cristine Hambasanu
Cesonia
Ela Ionescu
Nadia
Bogdan Dumitrache
Zoli
Screenplay: 
Alexandru Baciu
Razvan Radulescu
Radu Muntean
Sound: 
Electric Brother
Camera: 
Tudor Lucaciu
Editor: 
Andu Radu

Production: 
Multi Media Est, Les Films de l’Après-Midi, Film i Väst, Chimney
World Sales: 
Films Boutique
Format: 
DCP
Color

We first meet Alice, the title character in Radu Muntean’s ALICE T., a bracing counterpart to Cristian Mungiu’s 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007), inside a gym, her vibrantly colored hair matched by her red jumper. Alice is a high school rebel: strong-willed, at times foul-mouthed, popular but also combative and manipulative. Muntean poignantly captures the understated, slice-of-life frictions in Alice’s social-media-driven teenage milieu, while the drama revolves around Alice’s pregnancy. The prospect of keeping the baby becomes a high contention point, a way to seek love and support from her mother and teachers. Meanwhile, Alice buys the abortion pills, advised mainly by online forums, and, in between watching television, bleeds in her friend’s bathtub. Muntean captures the scene with all its startling horror: Alice’s flippancy, putting on a brave face, yet also seeking a place to be sheltered, trying to escape the isolating trauma, without the benefit of doctors, family, or counselors. It is only when Alice is back for another sonogram, which can only confirm what she already knows, that the recognition of her willfulness, the web of lies and her own fragility finally sink in. (Ela Bittencourt)

In the presence of Radu Muntean.

Radu Muntean: FURIA (2002), THE PAPER WILL BE BLUE (2006), BOOGIE (2008), TUESDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS (2010), UN ETAJ MAI JOS (2015)