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Cristian Mungiu

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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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    The Good and the Bad of Cristian Mungiu's Post-Palme Drama 'Beyond the Hills'

    Romanian director Cristian Mungiu seemingly came out of nowhere in 2007 to snatch the Palme d'Or for his last feature, the tightly constructed abortion drama "4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days," a distinctly powerful work. With so much pressure on the filmmaker from this early stage, Mungiu faced an imp...

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    Cannes Review: Faith & Love Collide In Cristian Mungiu's Powerful 'Beyond The Hills'

    Can blind, unquestioning devout faith be just as corrupting as sin? Can love be as all consuming as evil? These are the big, broad themes being explored in Cristian Mungiu's deliberate and somewhat cryptic "Beyond The Hills," a very slow burn drama that finds both religious and emotion...

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    First Look At Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills'

    While we still wait and see what will be unveiled this year at the Cannes Film Festival -- we've taken a look at the contenders here -- one film that is already tipped to appear is the latest from "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days" helmer Cristian Mungiu. "Beyond The Hills" was...

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    '4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days' Director Cristian Mungiu Finally Returning With Madness/Exorcism-Based Genre Flick

    It's been a long five years since "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days." The Cristian Mungiu-directed drama took the Cannes Film Festival by storm in 2007, winning the coveted Palme d'Or prize and the FIPRESCI Award and essentially ushered in the Romanian New Wave (which depending on...

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