Catastrophe Looms

‘4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'

The superb Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days uses the subject of abortion the way Brokeback Mountain dealt with homosexual love: as a springboard to examine human nature in extremis. In the American movie, thwarted love took its toll over the decades, and the long passage of time turned the screw of the psychological torture machine in which the lovers suffered....

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.