All the hype about the Romanian movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days is true. It’s an amazing period piece about the last years of its Communist dictatorship. It’s a vivid illustration of the effects of prohibition on quality. And it’s the most moving story about abortion I’ve ever seen. I almost cried.

P.S. Don’t miss the DVD’s interview with the director. He’s the smartest Romanian I’ve ever listened to – and I know a lot of Romanians.