From the director of 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS and 2 DAYS comes a harrowing, visually stunning tale inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession. At a remote monastery watched over by an austere priest, a young woman (newcomer Cristina Flutur, who shared Cannes’ Best Actress award with co-star Cosmina Stratan), tries to talk her friend into leaving her training as a nun. But unable to convince her, the visitor decides to stay on a while, upsetting the order’s delicate balance of power.
“Even as Mr. Mungiu maintains a detached, objective point of view, allowing the details of the story to speak for themselves, he also allows you to glimpse the complex and volatile inner lives of his characters.” –A.O. Scott