A young woman is about to get an abortion. On the morning of the crucial day, what’s on her mind and how does she deal with it?

In the relentlessly forthright “4 Months, 3 Weeks 2 Days,” the young woman, Gabita (Laura Vasiliu), spends the time waxing her legs in her college dorm, a dreary gray box in an institutional building somewhere in suburban Romania. At first it’s unclear what’s going on — Gabita talks to her roommate Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) as if the day were like any other; freezing and dreary, the early morning hours are contaminated by complaints and disappointment (“I’m out of cigarettes,” “The hot water doesn’t work,” “The thermostat’s broken”).

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