Beyond the Hills
- Street Date:
- May 22nd, 2018
- Movie Release Year:
- 152 Minutes
- Release Country
- United States
Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriutã
With this arresting drama based on notorious real-life events, Cristian Mungiu mounts a complex inquiry into faith, fanaticism, and indifference. At a desolate Romanian monastery, a young novice nun, Voichi?a (Cosmina Stratan), reunites with her former companion Alina (Cristina Flutur), who plans to take her to Germany. But Voichi?a proves unwilling to abandon her calling, and Alina becomes increasingly desperate to reclaim her devotion, putting the outsider at odds with the monastery’s ascetic priest—and precipitating a painfully misguided, brutal attempt to save her soul. A naturalistic tragedy with the dark force of a folktale, anchored by the fraught dynamic between cinema newcomers Flutur and Stratan (who shared the best actress prize at Cannes), Beyond the Hills bears powerful witness to individuals at cross-purposes and institutions ill-equipped to help those most in need.
- 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
- Romanian DTS-HD MA 2.0 Surround
- New interview with Mungiu
- The Making of “Beyond the Hills,” a documentary from 2013, produced by Mungiu
- Press conference from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu and actors Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriu??, and Dana Tapalaga?
- Deleted scenes
- PLUS: An essay by film scholar Doru Pop