“Beyond the Hills”
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Director Christian Mungiu talks about his latest film, “Beyond the Hills,” winner of the Cannes 2012 awards for Best Actress (for its two leads) and Best Screenplay. Set in an isolated Orthodox convent in Romania where, the film tells the story of Alina and her childhood friend Voichita, a novice nun. When Alina challenges the priest in an attempt to win back Voichita’s affection, she is suspected of being possessed. Mungiu based his gripping drama on a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in a Romanian monastery in 2005.