Fipresci Grand Prize to Mungui's '4 Months'


MADRID -- The International Federation of Film Critics has picked Christian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" as the best film of 2007, and will award it the Fipresci Grand Prize at the 55th San Sebastian International Film Festival, organizers said Monday.

Winner of the Golden Palm at this year's Festival du Cannes, Mungiu's film will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls Section at San Sebastian, which showcases the year's top films from previous festivals.

"4 Months" depicts the last days of Communism in a small Rpmanian town through the eyes of a young couple.

San Sebastian, which runs this year from Sept. 20-29, has been the venue for the Fipresci Best Film Prize ceremony since 1999.