After his Palme d’Or for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, the Romanian director Cristian Mungiu returns to Cannes for Beyond the Hills. Selected In Competition, its main themes are religion, superstition and love. The film crew answered questions from journalists.
Cristian Mungiu on his view of cinema:
“I try to make a different kind of cinema, a different type of film. I do not want the director to be very visible. The music and editing are external elements and I did not want to over-use them. I don’t think we need to tell the audience when they should feel moved or not. I am also sure that interpretations will be different in France and in Romania.”