Best of Cannes "Beyond the Hills" premieres at the Miami Beach Cinematheque

Directed by Cristian Mungiu/Romania/2012/150mins
From Aprril 12 through 18, 2013.

This harrowing, visually stunning new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa (the excellent Valeriu Andriuta). As the film opens, Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training.

Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany…Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, Beyond the Hills is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all too believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. For their remarkable lead performances, screen newcomers Flutur and Stratan shared the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu also received the Best Screenplay award.


Friday, Apr 12, 6:45 pm
Friday, Apr 12, 9:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 3:50 pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 6:45 pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 9:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 14, 3:50 pm
Saturday, Apr 14, 6:45 pm
Saturday, Apr 14, 9:30 pm
Tuesday, Apr 16, 6:45 pm
Tuesday, Apr 16, 9:30 pm
Wednesday, Apr 17, 6:45 pm
Wednesday, Apr 17, 9:30 pm
Thursday, Apr 18, 6:45 pm
Thursday, Apr 18, 9:30 pm

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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