Theatrical Release Calendar


De completat


MAY 19 – Romania
JUNE 14: Estonia
AUGUST 30: Italy
SEPTEMBER 22: The Netherlands
OCTOBER 13: Greece, Cyprus
OCTOBER 20: Hungary
NOVEMBER 3: Slovakia
NOVEMBER 17: Portugal
NOVEMBER 18: Turkey
NOVEMBER 24: Portugal
NOVEMBER 25: Spain and Poland
DECEMBER 7: France, Switzerland, Morocco, Tunisia
DECEMBER 8: Israel
DECEMBER 21: Belgium, Luxembourg
DECEMBER 30: Finland


JANUARY 6: Taiwan
JANUARY 11: Slovenia
JANUARY 28: Japan
FEBRUARY 10: Sweden
FEBRUARY 17: Norway
MARCH 30: Argentina
MARCH 31: UK, Ireland
APRIL 7: USA, Canada, Latvia
APRIL 13: Czech Republic, Croatia
APRIL: Lithuania
MAY 11: Denmark

Synopsis and Cast


Romeo stands in the kitchen in front of the open window and listens to the trains passing in the distance. It’s June, and it’s getting dark outside. He has to talk to Eliza and doesn’t yet know what he will tell her. Being a father and growing older have lately become overwhelming for him. He’s tired, and his life is very different to what he imagined it would be back when he was 30.
ROMEO ALDEA (49), a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad.
His plan is close to succeeding – Eliza has got a scholarship to study psychology in UK. She just has to pass her final exams – a formality for such a good student as she is.
On the day prior to her first written exam, an incident jeopardizes Eliza’s departure.
Now Romeo 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.


romeo adrian titieni
eliza maria drăguș
magda lia bugnar
sandra mălina manovici
chief inspector vlad ivanov
exam commitee president gelu colceag
marius rareș andrici
vice-mayor bulai petre ciubotaru
romeo’s mother alexandra davidescu
prosecutor ivașcu emanuel pârvu
albu marian lucian ifrim
agent sandu gigi ifrim
gelu adrian văncică
csilla orsolya moldovan
doctor pandele tudor smoleanu
mrs. bulai liliana mocanu
matei david hodorog
locksmith constantin cojocaru
mrs. mariana eniko benczo
cleaning lady claudia susanu
a girl’s mother petronela grigorescu
a boy’s father robert emanuel
bodyguard mihai giurițan
a soldier andrei morariu
suspect no 1 kim ciobanu
suspect no 2 claudiu dumitru
suspect no 3 mihai coroianu
suspect no 4 valeriu andriuță

Main Crew

written and directed by cristian mungiu
cinematography tudor vladimir panduru
production design simona pădurețu
sound and image editing mircea olteanu
sound recording and post-processing constantin fleancu
sound mixing olivier dô hùu
producer cristian mungiu
co-producers pascal caucheteux and gregoire sorlat
vincent maraval
jean-pierre and luc dardenne
jean labadie
executive producer tudor reu
produced by mobra films
co-produced by why not productions
les films du fleuve
france 3 cinema
with the support of the romanian national center for cinematography
with the contribution of canal+
france télévisions
wild bunch

Press Kit

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Variety, Jay Weissberg

“As expected from a master like Mungiu, everything is beautifully structured and utterly credible”
Cannes 2016: ‘Graduation’ Review

ALLOCINÉ, Thomas Destouches

“passionnant de bout en bout.”
“un film pudique, certes, mais sous cette délicatesse et cette retenue se cache une émotion démesurée, qui ne demande qu’à exploser à la surface.”
Cannes 2016 : Cristian Mungiu peut-il repartir avec une deuxième Palme d’Or ? – News films Festivals – AlloCiné

PREMIERE, Christophe Narbonne

“il étale une maîtrise impressionnante, fondée sur une écriture précise et une mise en scène antispectaculaire mais traversé de quelques fulgurances”
“Si Baccalauréat force autant l’admiration c’est parce qu’il nous renvoie à notre humanité chahutée par l’état du monde et par les forces invisibles de l’âme.”
Cannes 2016 : Baccalauréat de Cristian Mungiu reçu avec mention

LES ECHOS, Olivier de Bruyn

“le nouveau film de Cristian Mungiu séduit par sa hauteur de vue et son esthétique fiévreuse.”
“Si le film peut parfois dérouter par son opacité factuelle, il frappe surtout par sa hauteur de vue et son esthétique fiévreuse, qui palpite au rythme des innombrables tensions et conflits qui hantent les plans-séquences.”
“Son film, qui ne cède jamais à la complaisance, ne séduit pas facilement, mais finit par s’imposer.”
« Baccalauréat » : examen de conscience en Roumanie, Les Echos Week-end

TIME OUT, Dave Calhoun

“bruising, powerful drama”
“Cramming an enormous amount of story into just over two hours, with a time period of just a few days, ‘Graduation’ combines the always-on-the-move energy of Belgium’s Dardenne brothers with an oblique mystery familiar from Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s ‘The White Ribbon’ and, especially, his ‘Hidden’”
Graduation, directed by Cristian Mungiu

Huffington Post, Karin Badt

“The movie is as tense as a thriller.”
Cannes 2016: Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation”

20 MINUTES, Stéphane Leblanc

“Adrian Titieni, génialement obstiné dans le rôle du père”
Festival de Cannes: Pourquoi on aime à la folie «Baccalauréat» de Cristian Mungiu

RFI, Rosslyn Hyams

“Cristian Mungiu’s latest film which is a tribute to his writing as well as his directing skills.”
Hopes for a corruption-free society in Mungiu’s Bacalaureat – Culture – RFI

THE GUARDIAN, Peter Bradshaw

“a brilliant Romanian study of grubby bureaucratic compromise”
“superbly subtle observation”
“a masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight”
Graduation review – a five-star study of grubby bureaucratic compromise

LITTLE WHITE LIES, (site cinéma) David Jenkins

“The 2007 Palme d’Or winner returns to Cannes with another gripping and meticulous drama.”
“Mungiu’s greatest achievement is making us understand why Romeo is doing what he does, and how he is silently suffers with his blackened conscience.”
Graduation – first look review