through the Ceacescu dictatorship, Cristian Mungiu probably finds the stupidity
of the Motion Picture Academy’s Foreign Language committee a minor nuisance. Nominated
by Romania as its candidate for the Best Foreign Language film, his “4 Months,
3 Weeks and 2 Days,” a stark, subtle and devastating depiction of
the travails of two young women seeking a solution in a society in which
abortion has been criminalized, was totally ignored by whoever the clowns are
that make that determination.