Beyond the Hills

March 6, 2013

directed by Cristian Mungiu, 2012

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A thick air of mystery hangs over the proceedings of Beyond the Hills, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s highly anticipated follow-up to the excellent 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, a film which earned him the coveted Golden Palm at Cannes back in 2007.  The focus this time shifts from the highly oppressive streets of 80’s Romania to a present day convent where faith and friendship are harshly tested between two friends. While most of Beyond the Hills registers as another formal wonder in the recent lineup of Romanian New Wave entries, Mungiu’s latest fails to live up to expectation as its thematic repetition overstays its welcome.

Read full review at Sound on Sight


One comment

  1. […] Worth mentioning Beyond the Hills (Mungiu, ’12) […]

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