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Winter Issue Preview: Cristian Mungiu

by Liza Béar

Watch a video conversation between filmmaker Cristian Mungiu and Liza Béar, an excerpt of the interview from BOMB’s forthcoming Winter Issue. Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills screens this week at Lincoln Center as part of the Romanian Film Festival.

Cristian Mungiu’s latest film Beyond the Hills screened at the 50th New York Film Festival following its premiere this year at Cannes, where it won Best Screenplay and the Best Actress award shared by its two leads. The story is based on a tragic incident that occurred at a monastery in Tanacu, Romania, in 2005, and explores the relationship between two young women who had grown up together but whose lives took different paths. Mungiu’s previous film, the riveting and unsettling 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

The full interview will published in BOMB’s Winter 2012 issue, on newsstands December 15.

Beyond the Hills will screen at the Walter Reade Theater as part of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, an annual series organized by the Romanian Film Initiative, running from November 29 to December 5. The series schedule and lineup can be found at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s website.

Liza Béar is a contributing editor at BOMB.