Deal negotiated with Wild Bunch.
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond The Hills.
Mungiu [pictured] also wrote the script and produced alongside Pascal Cauchteaux and Jean-Pierre Dardenne.
The film stars Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Dana Tapalaga, and Catalina Harabagiu.
The film is about two friends who grew up together in an orphanage, and are reunited in a convent in Romania. Faith is questioned and an exorcism is suggested.
Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “Cristian Mungiu established himself as one of the great directors with 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. We’re honored to continue our relationship with him on hislatest film Beyond The Hills. We’re equally thrilled to continueworking with Wild Bunch, the great producer Pascal Caucheteaux as well as Jean-Pierre Dardenne this time in the context of producer.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Carole Baraton at Wild Bunch on behalf of the filmmakers.