It occurred to me that maybe there was no Romanian translation of the sentence “Do you know who I am?” — which would have been the first thing out of an American director’s mouth in a similar situation. Or perhaps this was a double-edged metaphor: maybe in Bucharest, nowadays, a filmmaker with a prize from Cannes is nothing special.
These are the last lines of a very interesting article by movie critic Anthony Scott on the new wave in Romanian cinema (and if you didn't know: Scott considers Mungiu's movie "4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days" --wiki, IMDB, RottenTomatoes-- the best movie of 2007)
HT to Dan, who also has many other interesting comments.
Read also a previous entry of mine on Romania and the world of film.