The New York Film Festival
Click below for TONY's take on every title in this year's lineup.
Mon Sep 20 2010
TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS
The streak of great Romanian films continues with cowriter-director Radu Muntean's deeply affecting look at a disintegrating marriage. Real-life husband and wife Mimi Branescu and Mirela Oprisor play the drifting couple, whose relationship unravels due to an affair. This is a highlight of the fest's off-the-beaten-path offerings, shot in mesmerizing, unsettlingly quiet long takes and brilliantly performed. The tension builds slowly and deliberately, until the gasp-inducing sequence in which Branescu offhandedly confesses his liaison—it feels like a bomb has gone off.—Keith Uhlich