"I don't know how to articulate it. It's not as simple as falling out of love"
What distinguishes Mungiu's film is that here the viewer is an intangible sidekick to the protagonist. He has crafted the film in a way that you are more or less as privy to the information as your onscreen companion who is trying to help her friend get an illegal abortion in 1987, Romania. So when the lead puts forth questions like "I don't quite understand" or " I am curious to know" or "How will he recognise me" you get…
"If you stay true to your ideas, film-making becomes an inside-out, honest kind of process" - David Lynch
If you are trying to approach film-making that is verisimilitude in nature please stick to it rather than mixing it with commercial elements and exploiting it as per your convenience. An art form shouldn't be used with an intention of manipulating people. Make a film because you wanted to make it and not because you wanted to get into everybody's good books.
Occasionally affecting and engaging in parts, Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' suffers from an uneven screenplay but redeemed by stellar performances all around especially Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. This potential Best Picture Oscar winner shouldn't by any means have been even nominated but if Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' can be, then who am I to complain?