Written March 20, 2013
A challenging, morose, metaphysical, metaphorical film by Christian Mungiu (“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”); not for those looking for fluff or fantasy...
Based on an historical event in Romania (2005); atmospherically medieval, somber (much like “The Turin Horse”); a monastery (The New Hill) devoid of electricity, plumbing; water dredged from a well, technology has not brushed the “nuns”, living in primitive, archaic “cells”, but contented with their conversion, they have shed all vestiges of a contemporary, consumer society; led by an Orthodox self-ordained priest (Valerin Andriuta), affectionately referred to as “Papa”; their minimalist existence is informed by renunciation, excoriation of the world; accepting only the divine portents of the Bible...
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!
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Written January 08, 2014
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