Fiction

MARTI, DUPA CRACIUN

Tuesday, After Christmas
Radu Muntean
RO 2009
99 min
V'10

Within the still-going-strong Romanian New Wave, Radu Muntean remains somewhat lesser-known than compatriots like Cristian Mungiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, and Cristi Puiu. Hopefully Tuesday, After Christmas will help to change that. It’s a modest but beautifully calibrated film, and a good showcase of the strengths of current Romanian cinema. In a series of unshowy long takes, it follows Paul, a married man whose affair with a young dentist destroys his relationship with his wife. Paul loves both women, but when the two of them meet by chance, he has to make a decision.
This sounds like an old chestnut of a narrative, but Muntean’s sensitivity and steady eye allow him to capture a number of startlingly intimate and truthful moments without once veering into melodrama. Equal praise is owed the film’s trio of wonderful performers, who unearth the layers of emotion within intimacy and agitation. (Matt Noller)

In the presence of Radu Muntean.

Credits
  • Mimi Branescu - Paul
  • Maria Popistasu - Raluca
  • Mirela Oprisor - Adriana
  • Sasa Paul-Szel - Mara
  • Dragos Buzur - Cristi
  • Victor Rebengiuc - Nucu
  • Alexandru Baciu
  • Radu Muntean
  • Razvan Radulescu
  • Electric Brother
  • Tudor Lucaciu
  • Alexandru Radu
  • Sorin Dima
  • Giorgiana Bostan
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