A few days before Christmas, having quit his job in Germany, Matthias returns to his multi-ethnic Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, and to rid the boy of the unresolved fears that have taken hold of him.
Romanian New Wave luminary Cristian Mungiu delves into a village’s underlying tensions in his incisively crafted R.M.N.. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, this film juxtaposes poignant human moments with an unsettling yet cinematically exquisite portrayal of prejudice.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria