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Alice T.

Screening on Film
Directed by Radu Muntean.
With Andra Guti, Mihaela Sirbu, Cristine Hambaseanu.
France/Romania/Sweden, 2018, DCP, color, 105 min.
Romanian with English subtitles.
DCP source: Films Boutique

Muntean’s latest film is a portrait of a spoiled and recklessly strong-willed young woman whose obstinate decisions threaten to inflict immeasurable emotional and psychological damage on herself and her family. An adopted child with uncertain ideas about intimacy, the eponymous Alice first hides then flaunts her pregnancy, locking her mother into a tumultuous struggle that at times seems to be a strangely childish game, a clamor for attention, and at others a kind of dark misanthropy. First-time actress Andra Guti brings a raw energy to Muntean’s understated but powerful study of the stark gap between myopic parents and the youth whose addiction to cellphones and instant emotions is a symptom of callous indifference to human relationships.

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