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“Radu Dragomir’s first feature is a tight, fast-paced film with all the complex storytelling, realist acting, and dark humor that befits a Romanian New Wave jewel. And yet it is also very much a film of our time.” (East European Film Bulletin)

Mo (short for Monica) and her best friend are caught cheating during an exam by the toughest professor in the university. After Mo asks for a second chance, the teacher invites the young women to his place. It’s all seemingly fun and games, until Mo’s illusions of control are shattered. Without spoiling its gut-wrenching climax, it’s safe to say that this debut feature is possibly the most daring film made in Romania recently. An edgy exercise in the abuse of power, Mo’s #MeToo narrative comes alive with two amazing performances: Dana Rogoz as the cocky yet vulnerable title character and veteran Răzvan Vasilescu’s unpredictable turn as the charming and cultured yet monstrous professor.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)


Q&A Radu Dragomir & actress Dana Rogoz
Q&A Radu Dragomir & actress Dana Rogoz
Saturday, Dec. 7 2019, 7:30
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This film is part of the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2019 series.

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