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Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu
(Romanian: [kristiˈan munˈd͡ʒi.u]; born 27 April 1968) is a Romanian filmmaker, winner of the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
in 2007.


1 Life and career 2 Awards and nominations 3 Honours 4 Filmography as director 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Life and career[edit] Mungiu was born in Iași. After studying English literature
English literature
at the University of Iaşi, he worked for a few years as a teacher and as a journalist. After that, he enrolled at the University of Film in Bucharest
to study film directing. After graduating in 1998, Mungiu made several short films. In 2002, he debuted with his first feature film, Occident, which enjoyed critical success, winning prizes in several film festivals and being featured in Director’s Fortnight at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. In 2007 Mungiu wrote and directed his second feature, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. The film was received enthusiastically, attracting critical praise and being selected in the official competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
for feature film,[1] marking the first time that prize was awarded to a Romanian filmmaker. Mungiu has said that early Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
and Robert Altman
Robert Altman
are important filmmakers who influenced him. He also respects the realism of Bicycle Thieves, among other famous realistic films. Mungiu is the brother of political analyst Alina Mungiu-Pippidi.

Mungiu (third from right) as a member of the feature film jury at Cannes

His 2012 film Beyond the Hills
Beyond the Hills
was screened in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[2][3] where Mungiu won the award for Best Screenplay[4] and Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan shared the award for Best Actress.[4] The film was also selected as the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards,[5] making the January shortlist.[6] In 2013 he produced the next film of Nae Caranfil, 6.9 on Richter.[7] In April 2013 he was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[8] After Beyond the Hills
Beyond the Hills
(2012) Cristian Mungiu's new project will deal with parenting and focus on a male character. The producer-writer-director hoped to shoot it in 2015 "ideally while there are still leaves on the trees."[9] Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result

2007 Cannes Film Festival[10][11][12] Palme d'Or 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Won


Cinema Prize of the French National Education System Won

Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature Nominated

European Film Awards[13][14] Best Film (with Oleg Mutu) Won

Best Director Won

Best Screenwriter Nominated

Hollywood Film Awards Hollywood World Award Won

2008 Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film Nominated

César Awards[15] Best Foreign Film Nominated

Gopo Awards[16][17] Best Feature Film (with Oleg Mutu) Won

Best Directing Won

Audience Award Won

Best Screenplay Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards[18] Best Foreign Film Nominated

2009 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Tales from the Golden Age Nominated

Goya Awards[19] Best European Film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Won

2010 Gopo Awards Audience Award Tales from the Golden Age Won

2012 Cannes Film Festival Best Screenplay Beyond the Hills Won

Palme d'Or Nominated

Chicago International Film Festival Best International Feature Nominated

European Film Awards European Screenwriter Nominated

Mar del Plata International Film Festival Golden Ástor Won

2016 Cannes Film Festival[20] Palme d'Or Graduation Nominated

Best Director Won

Ghent International Film Festival Grand Prix for Best Film Nominated


Romanian Royal Family: 70th Knight of the Royal Decoration of the Cross of the Romanian Royal House[21]

Filmography as director[edit]


Corul pompierilor (short) Nicio întâmplare (short) Zapping (short)

2002 – Occident 2005 – Lost and Found - segment Turkey Girl 2007 – 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 2009 – Tales from the Golden Age 2012 – Beyond the Hills 2016 – Graduation

See also[edit]

Romanian New Wave


^ "Festival de Cannes: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days". Festival-Cannes.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 19 April 2012.  ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 19 April 2012.  ^ a b "Awards 2012". Cannes. Retrieved 27 May 2012.  ^ " Romania
picks 'Beyond the Hills' for Oscar race". Variety. Retrieved 11 September 2011.  ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie For Oscar". Oscars. Retrieved 21 December 2012.  ^ " Romania
Announces Grants from 2012 Application Session". Archived from the original on 2013-06-29.  ^ Saperstein, Pat (23 April 2013). "Nicole Kidman, Christopher Waltz, Ang Lee Among Cannes Jury Members". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 23 April 2013.  ^ Blaga, Iulia (31 March 2015). "PRODUCTION: Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu
Develops New Project". FilmNewEurope.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.  ^ Scott, A.O.; Dargis, Manohla (27 May 2007). " Romania
rules at Cannes Film Festival". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 4 June 2007.  ^ McCarthy, Todd (29 May 2007). "Croisette compromises". Daily Variety. p. 15.  ^ Levy, Emanuel (10 July 2007). "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days to be Shown in French Schools". Emanuellevy.com. Retrieved 28 June 2017.  ^ "Abortion drama scoops two European awards". The Guardian. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2017.  ^ Staff (5 November 2007). "European Film Awards nominees". Variety. Retrieved 18 June 2017.  ^ "The Césars go Hollywood". France24.com. 25 February 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2017.  ^ "Nominalizari 2008". Asociaţia pentru Promovarea Filmului Românesc. Retrieved 30 June 2017.  ^ "Castigatori 2008". Asociaţia pentru Promovarea Filmului Românesc. Retrieved 30 June 2017.  ^ "Reitman's Juno among top contenders for Indie Spirit film awards". CBC News. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2017.  ^ Rolfe, Pamela (1 February 2009). "'Camino' leads Goya Awards with six nods". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 June 2017.  ^ "All awards". Festival de Cannes 2016.  ^ Crucea Casei Regale a României

External links[edit]

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Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu
on IMDb (Romanian) 7 scenarii (7 Scripts), Editura LiterNet - screenplays volume by Cristian Mungiu interview with 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
director Cristian Mungiu at european-films.net

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Films directed by Cristian Mungiu

Occident 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Tales from the Golden Age Beyond the Hills Graduation

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European Film Award for Best Director

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Matteo Garrone
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Paolo Sorrentino
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Ruben Östlund

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