Beyond the Hills

Beyond the Hills

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Beyond the Hills

From acclaimed Romanian writer-director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days), a religious drama about two girls whose friendship falls victim to their opposing beliefs. Winner of Best Screenplay and Actress (the award shared between stars Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur) at Cannes 2012.

"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." (Cannes Film Festival)

Best Screenplay and Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival 2012.
2012Rating: M150 minsBelgium, France, RomaniaRomanian with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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The tensions between the spiritual and the secular, groups and individuals, are examined in intelligent, creepily insinuating but not entirely satisfying fashion.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Shot in long, deep-focus takes... shows how not just the church but a whole society has failed these vulnerable young women.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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A cerebral melodrama of the most steely, bare and brutal kind.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A tough and engrossing work of realism... it also has some of the shadowy magic of an ancient folk tale.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Enthralling, mysterious and intimately upsetting.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It maintains the movement's stylistic roots in no-frills naturalism and long single takes.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A bruising psychodrama that taps into the dark heart of central European superstition.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

The tensions between the spiritual and the secular, groups and individuals, are examined in intelligent, creepily insinuating but not entirely satisfying fashion.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Shot in long, deep-focus takes... shows how not just the church but a whole society has failed these vulnerable young women.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A cerebral melodrama of the most steely, bare and brutal kind.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A tough and engrossing work of realism... it also has some of the shadowy magic of an ancient folk tale.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Enthralling, mysterious and intimately upsetting.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It maintains the movement's stylistic roots in no-frills naturalism and long single takes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A bruising psychodrama that taps into the dark heart of central European superstition.

4.0
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