'Beyond the Hills': 2 women confront good, evil, faith
Posted on Friday, Mar 29, 2013
Dark and grim and less ambiguous than perhaps it should be, Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills is, like the Romanian filmmaker's 2007 masterpiece 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, the story of two young women trapped in a societal prison. In 4 Months, set in the waning days of the totalitarian Ceausescu regime, one of the girls seeks an illegal abortion and finds herself hemmed in by harsh judgments, shady abortionists, and chilling uncertainty.