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Film, "Beyond the Hills": Nun Shall Pass

"Beyond the Hills": Nun Shall Pass

As girls, Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) and Alina (Cristina Flutur) grew up at the same orphanage. Now they're in their twenties, and after years apart, Alina visits the secluded monastery where Voichita has become a nun. Alina's faith is in her…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days</i>

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

The extraordinary Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, more comfortably known as "that abortion movie that won the 2007 Palme d'Or," sheds its secrets slowly. It's a high-end realist drama that quickens skillfully into a thriller. Though…
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Director Cristian Mungiu Interview

The title of Romanian director Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, also known as the acclaimed drama that didn't get nominated for this year's foreign-language Oscar, refers to the length of the pregnancy that college student Gabita…
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Film, Under the Knife

Under the Knife

The extraordinary Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, more comfortably known as "that abortion movie that won this year's Palme d'Or," sheds its secrets slowly, a high-end realist drama quickening skillfully into a thriller. Though the frighteningly…
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Hit List

It's that time of year again. Our six critics don't always (or often) agree, but we've combined their top 10 lists (allowing for ties) to pretend they do! So without further ado, the 10 (or 15) best movies of the…
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Cannes d'Awards

Cannes, France — The 60th Cannes Film Festival was a generous one — and so was its jury, bestowing the Palme d'Or on the least heralded, most critically acclaimed movie in an unusually strong competition, namely Romanian director Cristian Mungiu's…
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