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A Higher Law

TIFF.16 Sibiu

A Higher Law TIFF.16 Sibiu


Director: Octav Chelaru
Cast: Alexandru Papadopol, Malina Manovici
Duration: 2h 4
Country: Romania
Language: ro
Year: 2021

Ecaterina, a high school Religion Education teacher and wife of the town priest, gets involved with Iuliu, a 16-year-old student with a troubled past. Inspired by true events, A Higher Law shows how Ecaterina, in the attempt of keeping Iuliu under control while protecting her family, ends up losing her own sense of control in the process. As she faces a genuine crisis of faith, Iuliu’s infatuation turns increasingly dangerous when he starts confessing his sins to the priest.