When Evening Falls on Budapest or Metabolism

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Year Released: 2013
Rating: 2.0

A filmmaker (Bogdan Dumitrache) spends time with one of his actresses (Diana Avramut) and they discuss how they're going to shoot her upcoming nude scene ... as well as the use of digital technology vs. film, chopsticks and Asian cuisine and her admiration for a rival director. I enjoyed several of the conversational pieces (Dumitrache being very chatty, Avramut more reserved) as well as the bit about a 'duped' endoscopy, but I'm not convinced Porumboiu ties his scenes together in a meaningful way (it's just posturing): all it amounts to is a power struggle between Dumitrache and the woman he's sleeping with, and when he sours on her (I'm convinced he decided 'it was over' when she admitted to being ignorant of the history of the cinema) her scenes 'suddenly' have to be reshot. So directors are jerks who think with their dicks ... is this news?