• Dutch
  • English
Willem II straat 29, 5038 BA Tilburg

About this movie

Monsters. (as the film is known in English, complete with that period at the end) is broken into three sections: part one focuses on wife Dana (Judith State), as she stakes-out an apartment; part two gives us Dana’s husband, Andrei (Cristian Popa), a closeted bisexual whose secret Dana is in the process of uncovering; part three shows the couple together coping with the aftermath. What that brief plot description leaves out is the powerful emotions that run deep throughout director Marius Olteanu’s striking first feature. The truth is that Dana and Andrei still love each other, despite their differences. In the hands of a lesser director, this could devolve into kitschy melodrama, but Olteanu never lets things descend to that level—he has fashioned an intelligent, empathetic movie that speaks volumes about the way we love now.

‘Monsters. is a remarkable debut—wise, compassionate, surprising… The actors are superb, right down to the way their bodies seem familiarly in sync with each other even if there is no physical attraction between their characters anymore… The universality of its pinprick-accurate emotions means that while, as with most new Romanian cinema, there is an element of social critique, it has insight and compassion that is applicable even in more politically progressive environments — anywhere people are together but apart.’—Jessica Kiang, Variety

Cinecitta uses cookies

Cookies are small files that are sent along with pages from this website, they are read by your browser and then saved on your hard disk on your computer. There are different kinds of cookies that can be used for different purposes. Some cookies may require consent.  If you consent with our cookie statement you agree with additional cookies being placed. what these cookies do can be read in our privacy statement. If you do not content these additonal cookies will not be placed. If you want to know more about the cookies we use, the data that is being collected with those cookies, and your rights about the information being gathered, you can read our privacy statement here.