STOCKHOLM, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Romanian film "4
month, 3 weeks and 2 days" won the top prize at the 18th Stockholm International
Film Festival, the organizers announced on Saturday.
"4 month, 3 weeks and 2 days," which won the top
prize at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year, was
awarded the Bronze Horse for Best Film 2007 at this year's 10-day Stockholm film
festival ending Sunday.
The film, directed by Romanian director Cristian
Mungiu, depicts how a girl, accompanied by her female companion, sought an
abortion by visiting illegal doctors and ended up in trouble.
"This film expresses the impact of societal
repression on its characters with honesty and devastating humanity," a member of
the jury said. "With its opinionated use of long takes and off-screen space,
Cristian Mungiu understands the power of simplicity."
Anamaria Marinca also received the best actress prize
for her role in the film.
The Stockholm International Film Festival, launched
in 1990, offers new filmmakers a competitive forum in which to strut their
stuff. It has become one of Europe's most important film competitions.