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Director
Cristian Mungiu

Filmography
1997 Mariana(short)
1998 Mâna lui Paulista/The Hand of Paulista(short)
1999 Nici o întâmplare/Nothing by Chance(short)
2000 Corul pompierilor/The Firemen’s Choir(short)
2000 Zapping(short)
2002 Occident
2005 Legenda curcanului zburător/Turkey Girl (segment from the film Lost and Found)
2007 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile/4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days
2009 Amintiri din epoca de aur/Tales from the Golden Age
2012 După dealuri/Beyond the Hills

Biography
He was born in Iasi, Romania, in 1968. After studying English and American literature at the University of Iasi, he worked for a few years as a teacher and journalist. He then enrolled in Bucharest’s University of Film to study Film Directing. After graduating in 1998, Mungiu made several short films. In 2002, he debuted with his first feature film, Occident, winning prizes in several film festivals and being featured in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. Mungiu founded his own production company, Mobra Films, the following year. In 2007, hewrote and directed his second feature, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. The film was selected in the official competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or for feature film, marking the first time that this prize was awarded to a Romanian filmmaker. His 2012 film Beyond the Hills was screened in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu won the award for Best Screenplay and Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan shared the award for Best Actress. The film has also been selected as the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.

Cristian Mungiu Tribute

Beyond the Hills / Cristian Mungiu

Voichiţa and Alina grew up together in an orphanage and have been like family to each other since first grade. At 19, Alina decides to go and work in Germany. Voichiţa finds refuge in an Orthodox monastery and becomes a nun. There, she finds not only God, but also the family she never had. Alina returns from Germany and tries to put Voichiţa back in her life. Voichiţa asks permission to leave for a while to comfort her friend, but the priest’s answer is firm: once you have taken the path of Christ, there is no going back. Voichiţa is not prepared to abandon her newly found peace, leaving Alina baffled at her decision: what happened to the girl she used to know? Alina starts fighting with all her might to get Voichiţa back, but God is the most difficult rival one can have, and soon the people at the monastery start suspecting that there is something evil about this force that animates Alina.


Director:Cristian Mungiu
Script:Cristian Mungiu, based on the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Cinematography:Oleg Mutu
Editing:Mircea Olteanu
Sound:Cristian Tarnoveţchi
Art Direction:Călin Papură, Michaela Poenaru
With:Cosmina Stratan (Voichiţa), Cristina Flutur(Alina), Valeriu Andriuţă (priest), Dana Tapalagă (Mother Superior)
World Sales:Wild Bunch, France T. +33 1 5301 5020 F. +33 1 5301 5049 www.wildbunch.biz
Distribution in Greece: Seven Films & Spentzos Film SA Yannis Drepas Τ.-F. +210 3818 777 drepas@sevenfilms.gr www.sevenfilms.gr
Producer:Cristian Mungiu, Pascal Caucheteux & Grégoire Sorlat,Vincent Maraval, Bobby Păunescu, Jean Labadi, Jean -Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Production:Mobra Films
Production Country:Romania-France-Belgium
Co-production:Why Not Productions (France) & Les Films du Fleuve (France) & France 3 Cinéma (France) & Mandragora Movies (Romania)
Format:35mm Color
Duration:150'
Production Year:2012
Best Screenplay & Best Actress (ex-aequo to Cosmina Stratan & Cristina Flutur) Awards – Cannes IFF 2012
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 20:00 | ID:515
STAVROS TORNES:Friday, November 09, 2012 - 20:15 | ID:765
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