Cristian Mungiu is a Romanian filmmaker born in Iaşi, Romania, in 1968. His debut film, OCCIDENT / WEST, premiered in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2002 and was an audience hit in Romania. In 2007, his second feature, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes. It also won the European Film Academy awards for Best Film and Best Director. Mungiu returned to Cannes in 2009 as a writer-producer-co- director with the collective episodic film TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE, and as a writer-director in 2012 with BEYOND THE HILLS – double awarded for Best Screenplay and Best Actresses. BACALAUREAT / GRADUATION, his fifth film presented in Cannes, won Best Director in 2016.
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