Director Cristian Mungiu based his screenplay for Beyond the Hills on Tatiana Niculescu Bran’s nonfiction novel about a demonic possession that allegedly occurred in northwestern Romania. As challenging in its ideas as in its raw visual realism, the film — set mainly in a simple rural monastery — weaves a tale of two women whose fates, entangled since their orphaned childhood, are about to cross again. (Cristian Mungiu, 2012, subtitles, 155 minutes)
This program is in conjunction with the National Gallery of Art.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.