Traffic


A man stuck in traffic tries to escape his mundane life for a moment
by Catalin Mitulescu
Romanian
14 Min / Romania

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For the hardcore film buffs - this short film is known to be the instigating film for the Romanian new wave. Before 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days won the Palme d’Or in 2007, and before The Death of Mr. Lazarescu won the Un Certain Regarde prize, Catalin Mitulescu's Traffic picked up the Palme d'Or du Court Metrage.

This is small narrative of a man stuck in rush hour, destined to be late for an important meeting. It depicts a brief moment in the mundanities of urban life and family life, and a man's quick decision to escape them, if only just for a moment.

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