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Cristian Mungiu’s BEYOND THE HILLS opens this Friday!

Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 by sguadalupe

Cristian Mungiu’s long awaited follow-up to the Palm d’Or winning 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS hits select theaters this Friday! The film was featured over the weekend in a great article in the New York Times:

When it came time to cast “Beyond the Hills” Mr. Mungiu took a bold gamble. The role of the monk was no problem: he had written the part specifically for Valeriu Andriuta, a collaborator on two previous films who was at the time working as a gardener in Ireland, telling him to grow his beard before even beginning on the script.

But for the twin lead roles of Alina and Voichita, Mr. Mungiu chose a pair of actresses with limited experience. Cristina Flutur, 34, cast as the seemingly tougher Alina after Mr. Mungiu saw her Facebook page, and Cosmina Stratan, 28, had never made a film.

Read more here, and see the film start 3/8 at the Lincoln Plaza Theater and the IFC Center in New York and at Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles!

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