- TRIBECA FIRENZE
- VISUAL ARTS
Alina, an emotionally disturbed young woman arrives in a remote mountainous region of Romania to visit her former orphanage classmate and one-time lover, Voichiţa. She is expecting to leave with her, but Voichiţa has become a devout novice at an Orthodox Church community run by a highly conservative priest. Despite a life of hardship, Voichiţa has found her calling in life. An increasingly desperate Alina tries various strategies to undermine the priest and tempt Voichiţa away. Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) delivers a captivating tragi-comedy of sexual hysteria and material want that is both mysterious and enthralling.
At Cannes 2012, Cristian Mungiu took best Screenplay while Beyond the Hills leads Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur tied for Best Leading Actress.
In Romanian with English and Italian subtitles.
Saturday 16 June 2012, 21:30 - Odeon Firenze
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cast: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
Length: 152 min
Language: Romanian with English and Italian subtitles