Wryly funny and suspenseful, this Cannes hit portrays a trio of Romanian aid workers (Dan, Maria, and Ilinca) whose SUV gets stuck on a logging road in remote Transylvania. Their day begins genially enough, but the journey takes a turn for the worse after they give a lift to a desperate old man that detours through the woods. As the day darkens, camaraderie between the threesome turns to sniping, and Dan leaves the women behind to get help. Matters intensify when a driver reeking of booze and machismo stops to offers assistance. With nuanced characters and dialogue, Radu Muntean’s film explores potent issues of bias and privilege by putting those whose very job is to give aid, in need of aid themselves.
A graduate of the Academy of Theatre and Film in his hometown Bucharest, Radu Muntean was among the filmmakers that ushered in the Romanian New Wave when he made his first feature, The Rage (2002). Among his other films are The Paper Will Be Blue (2006); Summer Holiday (2008), for which he won the directing prize at Romania’s Gopo Awards; Tuesday, After Christmas (2010); and One Floor Below (2015).
Language Romanian, English
Original Language Title Întregalde
Director Radu Muntean
Executive Producer Dragos Vilcu
Producer Dragos Vilcu, Oana Iancu
Writer Radu Muntean, Razvan Radulescu, Alexandru Baciu
Editor Andu Radu
Cinematographer Rudor Vladimir Panduru
Cast Maria Popistasu, Ilona Brezoianu, Alex Bogdan
Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.
Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.