Beyond the Hills 2012
Based on two nonfiction novels by Tatiana Niculescu Bran, "Beyond the Hills" begins with Alina (Cristina Flutur) arriving from Germany to a monastery in Romania where her friend (and former lover) Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) lives to serve God. Determined to stay close to Voichita, who has been with her since growing up in the orphanage together, Alina tries to get her to move to Germany with her. Voichita won't give up her calling though and the monastery's father (Valeriu Andriuta) won't take her back if she just leaves for a couple of months (“the man who leaves is not the same when he returns”). Due to this, Alina tries her best to live amongst the nuns at the monastery, but her jealousy and passion drive her to violent episodes which prompt the father and his nuns to take desperate and increasingly drastic measures to restrain and 'cure' her.

"Beyond the Hills" tells the story of a real-life Romanian tragedy that attracted international media attention in 2005: the death of a young woman submitted to a shockingly medieval exorcism at a small monastery in Moldavia. The monastery was located near director Cristian Mungiu's hometown, so it is not by chance that this third feature by one of the most important filmmakers in contemporary European cinema explores this incident.

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Cast: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Genre: Drama

BD50, 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 02:32:18 | 46.3 Gb + 14.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Romanian
Subtitles: English

Extras:

- The Making of Beyond the Hills - this documentary film chronicles the production history of Beyond the Hills. It has plenty of great information about the particular locations that were chosen by director Cristian Mungiu, the reconstruction of the real monastery where the dramatic events from the film took place, the casting process, and the visual style of the film. The documentary was produced by Cristian Mungiu in 2013. In Romanian, with optional English subtitles. (37 min, 1080i).

- Christian Mingiu - in this brand new video interview, Cristian Mungiu explains when and precisely how the idea for Beyond the Hills came to him and he began developing a concept for a feature film; the obvious and not so obvious conflicts from the original story and the bigger picture that is revealed through them; the identities of the two characters from the film; faith, religion, and some of the ways in which people misjudge each other; the message of the film and significance of the absence of a conventional closure in it; etc. The interview was conducted exclusively for Criterion in Bucharest in 2018. In English, not subtitled. (36 min, 1080p).

- Cannes Press Conference - presented here is a press conference that was recorded at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. The panel includes Christian Mingiu, actors Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, and Dana Tapalaga. In French English and Romanian, with optional English subtitles where necessary. (53 min, 1080i).

- Deleted Scenes - a collection of deleted scenes. In Romanian, with optional English subtitles. (20 min, 1080p).

- Trailer - original theatrical trailer for Beyond the Hills. In Romanian, with imposed English subtitles. (2 min, 1080p).

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 02:25:49 | 7.83 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Romanian, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian

Extras:
- Interview with director Cristian Mungiu

Download Dupa dealuri / Beyond the Hills (2012) DVD9:

Dupa.dealuri.2012.Uk.part1.rar
Dupa.dealuri.2012.Uk.part2.rar

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