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R.M.N. Trailer: Cristian Mungiu Returns with a New Chilling Social Realist Western

Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu is known for his intimately harrowing examinations of society and policy, as seen in his previous masterpieces 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, Beyond the Hills, and Graduation. The attendees at Cannes last year were gripped by the chillingly bleak storytelling in his latest work, R.M.N. The slow-burn drama centers on a Transylvanian village that is overcome with bigotry and how the community is slowly being torn apart. Like many of Mungiu’s films, it’s an examination of the driving forces of human behavior, of how we perceive one another, and how one deals with an unsettling future. IFC Films has just released the official U.S. trailer and has set it for an April 28 release.

Here’s an official synopsis:

A few days before Christmas, having quit his job in Germany, Matthias returns to his multi-ethnic Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, who he left for too long in the care of his mother, Ana, and to rid the boy of the unresolved fears that have taken hold of him. He’s preoccupied with his old father, Otto, and also eager to see his ex-lover, Csilla. When a few new workers are hired at the small factory that Csilla manages, the peace of the community is disturbed, underlying fears grip the adults, and frustrations, conflicts, and passions erupt through the thin veneer of apparent understanding and calm.

See the trailer and poster below. In select theaters April 28th.

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