Venue: The Phoenix Cinema
Date: Saturday 16th March
Produced, Directed and written by Cristian Mungiu
Cinematographer: Oleg Mutu
Inspired by non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Alina returns to Romania from Germany, hoping to bring Voichita – the only person in the world she loves and was loved by – back to her. But Voichita has found God – and God is the hardest lover of all to be jealous of.
Winner of best Screenplay and winner of Best Actress at The Cannes Film Festival 2012
Cristian Mungiu won the Palm d’Or in 2007 with his film 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS
“Running two-and-a-half engrossing hours, “Beyond the Hills” explores the push and pull between the collective and the individual, between faith and free will”
Manohla Dargis, New York Times