28 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 CENTERPIECESERIES R.M.N. 2022 - Romania After a racist provocation by his employer in a German slaughterhouse, Matthias, a Romanian migrant worker of Roma descent, hitchhikes home to the foothills of Transylvania. The region, which once resisted Ottoman invasion, has been populated at different epochs by Hungarians, Romanians, and Germans and remains a cultural, religious, and linguistic hub. He is coldly welcomed by his young son, Rudi, his estranged wife Ana, his longtime Hungarian lover, Csilla, and his father figure Papa Otto, whose ailments require him to undergo an MRI (the translation of which lends its name to the film’s title). Director: Christian Mungiu Producer: Cristian Mungiu Writer: Cristian Mungiu Cast: Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Barladeanu