06/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Lingua Romania: "Police, Adjective" Makes for Arresting Tour-De-Force

While the pay-off in this anti-police procedural comes very late, it caps a minimalist and sardonic tour-de-force from Corneliu Porumboiu, whose “13:08 East of Bucharest” won the award for best first film at Cannes in 2006. This worthy follow-up shows an even more discerning and confident eye from the young director. No one-hit wonder, Porumboiou confirms the promise of both the new Romanian cinema and his own status as a burgeoning world-class auteur. If several discerning …

A scene from Corneliu Porumboiu's "Police, Adjective." Image courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival.

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