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    Critical Consensus: Stuart Klawans and Eric Snider Debate 'Beyond the Hills' -- Masterpiece or Borefest?

    Critics debate whether the latest Romanian film to hit U.S. theaters is really great or a total chore. Who has the better argument? Read on.

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    Cristian Mungiu Talks Not Cutting Cannes Winner 'Beyond the Hills,' New Poster, EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    The rare and glorious 35 mm "Beyond the Hills," which won the best actress prize at Cannes for its two non-pro leads, plays too long for many who expect conventional pacing and don't accept Mungiu's rigorous aesthetic, which requires that he not cut within a scene. He can trim the front or the back,...

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    Exclusive: U.S. Poster For Cristian Mungiu's Cannes Award Winning Drama 'Beyond The Hills'

    In one fell swoop, Cristian Mungiu seemingly put Romanian cinema on the map in 2007 with his excellent abortion drama "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days." With an unfussy style that favors long takes over continual edits, Mungiu's cinematic approach allows not only for heightened drama as...

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    Commentary: Romanian Cinema Is In Grave Danger -- And Here's Why You Should Care

    The title of the Palme d’Or-winning 2007 Romanian film “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” from director Cristian Mungiu, refers to the length of a terminated pregnancy. But in recent months it has taken on the significance of a countdown.

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    Nothing Surfaces: Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills'

    A Critics Academy investigation of a "perilous but rewarding film."

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    Cristian Mungiu, Beyond the Films

    On the evolving aesthetics of a brilliantly talented young director.

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    NYFF: Cristian Mungiu Disappointed With Church Reaction To 'Beyond The Hills,' Talks The Lack Of Romanian Cinema Culture

    Cristian’s Mungiu’s “Beyond the Hills” took two substantial awards at its Cannes premiere -- Best Screenplay and Best Actress -- but this writer still can’t help but think word has been unfairly quiet about the rather phenomenal film after the Croisette cleared. Employing a much more refined aesthet...

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    NYFF: Cristian Mungiu On Social Control, Communism & Those Long Takes In 'Beyond The Hills'

    Though it took some time (and a stopover for an omnibus titled “Tales from the Golden Age”), Romanian auteur and Palm d’or recipient Cristian Mungiu has finally returned with a new full length film, “Beyond The Hills,” another penetrating, finespun narrative that took both Best Screenplay and Best A...

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    5 Surprising & Controversial Cannes Film Festival Winners From Years Gone By

    As much as people have quibbles with (much more democratically voted on) awards like the Oscars, the decisions by juries at film festivals tend to be even more contentious. Usually drawn from practitioners, actors, with a few other curious participants in there as well, jurors often come in with the...

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