Sunday, October, 27, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Beyond the Hills
Dupa Dealuri, 2012, Cristian Mungiu, English Subtitles, 150 min
Beyond the Hills is the third feature from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, and his first since winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2007 for 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days. Alina and Voichita are two young women in their mid-twenties. Old friends who grew up together in an orphanage, they reunite over a weekend. Alina has come back to Romania from Germany and wants Voichita to return with her. But Voichita is reluctant to leave the monastery where she lives with a dozen other women and a lone priest believing she’s found a cure for crippling loneliness, God.