March 8, 2013 (LA/NY)
In an isolated Orthodox convent in Romania, Alina has just been reunited with Voichita after spending several years in Germany. The two young women have supported and loved each other since meeting as children in an orphanage.
Alina wants Voichita to leave and return with her to Germany, but Voichita has found refuge in faith and a family in the nuns and their priest, and refuses. Alina cannot understand her friend’s choice. In her attempt to...
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When is an exorcism not an exorcism? And when is an exorcism movie not at all an exorcism movie? In Beyond the Hills
, writer/director Cristian Mungis (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
) takes a raw and sparing look at the true story of a failed Romanian exorcism that occurred in 2005. You'll find no green vomit or flying objects here, as Beyond the Hills
is less about exorcism and more about how dangerous blind faith can be.
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