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Director  Cristian Mungiu
Screenplay  Cristian Mungiu
Country  Romania
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  Romanian
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Release date  19 May 2012 (2012-05-19) (Cannes) 26 October 2012 (2012-10-26) (Romania)
Based on  Deadly Confession and Judges Book  by Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Writer  Cristian Mungiu (screenplay), Tatiana Niculescu Bran (inspired by non-fiction novels of)
Initial release  October 25, 2012 (Croatia)
Cast  Cosmina Stratan (Voichita), Cristina Flutur (Alina), Valeriu Andriuta (Priest), Dana Tapalaga (Mother superior), Catalina Harabagiu (Antonia), Gina Tandura (nun Iustina)
Similar movies  Romania movies, Dramas

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Beyond the Hills (Romanian: După dealuri) is a 2012 Romanian drama film directed by Cristian Mungiu, starring Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan. The narrative follows two young women at an Orthodox convent in Romania.


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The film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu won the award for Best Screenplay, and Flutur and Stratan shared the award for Best Actress. It was selected as the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, making the January shortlist.

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This is a story of two Romanian orphan girls, Voichița (Cosmina Stratan), who has become a nun in the Orthodox Church, and her troubled friend Alina (Cristina Flutur), who has been working in Germany but has returned home to visit her friend. In their previous life they were roommates at a children's home and had shared a physical relationship.

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It soon becomes clear that Alina wishes for this relationship to continue, however Voichița refuses. Alina falls ill and is hospitalised and Voichița begs the priest (Valeriu Andriuță) to allow her to stay along with the nuns at the convent. The priest acquiesces to Voichița's demands, on the condition that she will be responsible should anything happen. He insists that Alina remain faithful to God and undertake confession for her sins.

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Alina seeks to convince Voichița to break free of the Orthodox environment and come and join her in Germany. Voichița, for her part, tries to convince Alina to take God into her heart, in the hope that this will finally give her peace. The nuns agree to care for Alina, as they can find no other place for her to stay.


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  • Cosmina Stratan as Voichiţa
  • Cristina Flutur as Alina
  • Valeriu Andriuţă as Priest
  • Dana Tapalagă as Mother superior
  • Cătălina Harabagiu as Antonia
  • Gina Ţandură as nun Iustina
  • Vica Agache as nun Elisabeta
  • Nora Covali as Nun Pahomia
  • Dionisie Vitcu as Mr. Valerică
  • Production

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    The screenplay was inspired by two novels by the writer Tatiana Niculescu Bran, documenting the Tanacu exorcism, in which a young member of a monastery in Moldavia died in 2005 after an exorcism ritual. Mungiu was inspired to make the film after seeing the stage version in New York while promoting 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

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    The film production was made through the director's company, Mobra Films. It also received production support from Belgium and France. It received €273,100  from Romania's National Centre for Cinema and €400,000 from Eurimages. Filming took place from November 2011 to February 2012.


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    The film premiered in the main competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened on 19 May. At Cannes, Mungiu won the award for Best Screenplay, while Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan shared the award for Best Actress. The film also won the Golden Ástor for Best Film at the 2012 Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

    Critical response

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    Dan Fainaru of Screen Daily wrote from Cannes: "Spare, unadorned and strikingly shot, Cristian Mungiu's film is an unusual rendering of a Romanian exorcism case and is bound to split both audience and critical opinions, some considering it a major achievement and others blaming it for overlong pretentious sensationalism. But it will certainly not pass unnoticed."

    Sight & Sound film magazine listed the film at #8 on its list of best films of 2012. Mark Kermode named it his second best film of 2013 so far (from January to June).


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