Director: Cristian Mungiu
Original title: Bacalaureat
Main Cast: Adrian Titieni; Maria-Victoria Dragus; Malina Manovici; Vlad Ivanov
Colour | 119 min
On the day before her first written exam, high-achieving student, Eliza is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardize her entire future. Now her father has to make a decision: there are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.
This is a brutally honest film about the choices that people make when they are in desperate times. Graduation is also an intricate, deeply intelligent film, and a bleak picture of a state of national depression in Romania, where the 90s generation hoped they would have a chance to start again. It’s another masterclass in filmmaking from Palme d’Or winner, Cristian Mungiu and we are delighted that he will be in Kilkenny to present his film along with actor Vlad Ivanov.