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“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.

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Christian Mungiu

Comments [1]

Sarah from Carroll Gardens

I saw this brilliant film in Spain recently. The synopsis doesn't do it justice. I hope it's successful here in the US, and am looking forward to Christian Mungiu's next film.

Mar. 07 2013 01:10 PM

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