Beyond the Hills
Beyond the Hills

Beyond the Hills

Director Cristian Mungiu

Production year 2012

Length 150min.

Country Romania / France / Belgium


A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. 


Best Screenplay, Best Actress | Cannes IFF, France, 2012


Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu



Cristian Mungiu


Cristian Mungiu

Director of Photography

Oleg Mutu

Production designer

Calin Papura, Mihaela Poenaru


Andi Arsenie


Mircea Olteanu


Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuţă, Dana Tapalagă, Cătălina Harabagiu

Production company(ies)

Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l'Europe Les Films du Fleuve, Mandragora Movies, Mobra Films, Romanian National Center for Cinematography, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch

Cristian Mungiu

Born 1968, Iaşi, Romania. Cristian Mungiu is a Romanian filmmaker, winner of the Palme d'Or in 2007 for his film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. After studying English literature at the University of Iaşi, he worked for a few years as a teacher and as a journalist. In 1998 he graduated from the University of Film in Bucharest, Film directing department. After several short films he debuted with his first feature film, highly successful Occident, in 2002.


|Zapping (2000, short), Nici o intamplare (2000, short), Corul pomierilor (2000, short), Occident (2002), Lost and Found (segment “Turkey Girl”, 2005), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Tales from the Golden Age (2009), Beyond the Hills (2012).

FILMS 2012