‘Graduation’ shares with Mungiu’s 2007 critically acclaimed ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days’ a sense of how personal morality can be misshapen by the institutions of an immoral society.
Romeo, a physician living in a 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 won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. On the day before her exam, Eliza is assaulted jeopardizing her entire future.
There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles Romeo has taught his daughter. This is a beautifully crafted work of storytelling that resonates long after you see it. (Subtitles)