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Interview: Director Radu Muntean Talks 'Tuesday, After Christmas' & Prison-Set Documentary

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 31, 2011 5:14 AM
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If you’re looking for a quiet, meditative, occasionally sexy adult drama (that doesn’t involve the creation of life as we know it or dinosaurs), then you should really seek out “Tuesday, After Christmas,” which is the first truly must-see Romanian New Wave movie since “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.” It’s a love triangle that, instead of played out in vignettes meant to shock or titillate, is captured in long, unbroken shots that linger uncomfortably as you literally watch a marriage decompose before your very eyes. It’s absolutely riveting stuff, and the kind of small scale movie that too easily slips through the cracks amidst the pirates and kung-fu pandas bombarding cinemas nationwide. We spoke to the film’s director, Radu Muntean, on the Wednesday, Before Memorial Day, about the film’s intentions, its unflinching sense of reality, his place on the Romanian New Wave, and what’s coming next.

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