Christian Mungiu, whose stunning 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days was heralded as one the key films in the New Romanian Cinema movement of the last decade, is prepping his first new feature project since that landmark picture.
According to Deadline, the new film will be “[s]et in an Orthodox convent in Romania” and “center on a young woman’s descent into madness, her subsequent exorcism and the police investigation it sparks.”
The untitled film will be produced by Wild Bunch whose Vincent Maraval is reported by Deadline as describing the movie as a “genre film [that] has elements of 4 Months, but with a much more intense twist.”
When it hit American shores at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2007, 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days was hailed as a masterpiece, making numerous critics and organizations best-of-the-year lists. It’s starkly told tale of a young woman living in the last years of the Communist rule in Romania seeking an illegal abortion was seen as one of the leading films coming out of the now democratic country and paved the way for such other works as Cristi Puiu’s The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu, Corneliu Porumboiu’s 12:08 East Of Bucharest and Cristian Nemescu’s California Dreamin’.