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Director
Cristian Mungiu

Filmography
1997 Mariana(short)
1998 Mâna lui Paulista/The Hand of Paulista(short)
1999 Nici o întâmplare/Nothing by Chance(short)
2000 Corul pompierilor/The Firemen’s Choir(short)
2000 Zapping(short)
2002 Occident
2005 Legenda curcanului zburător/Turkey Girl (segment from the film Lost and Found)
2007 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile/4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days
2009 Amintiri din epoca de aur/Tales from the Golden Age
2012 După dealuri/Beyond the Hills

Biography
He was born in Iasi, Romania, in 1968. After studying English and American literature at the University of Iasi, he worked for a few years as a teacher and journalist. He then enrolled in Bucharest’s University of Film to study Film Directing. After graduating in 1998, Mungiu made several short films. In 2002, he debuted with his first feature film, Occident, winning prizes in several film festivals and being featured in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. Mungiu founded his own production company, Mobra Films, the following year. In 2007, hewrote and directed his second feature, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. The film was selected in the official competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or for feature film, marking the first time that this prize was awarded to a Romanian filmmaker. His 2012 film Beyond the Hills was screened in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where Mungiu won the award for Best Screenplay and Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan shared the award for Best Actress. The film has also been selected as the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.

Cristian Mungiu Tribute

Occident / Cristian Mungiu

In Romania, life doesn’t offer very much, and everyone wants to leave the country. Luci and his fiancée, Sorina, are suddenly left homeless. Sorina’s father would know what to do, but unfortunately he’s been dead for years. Hoping to receive spiritual guidance, the couple visits his grave, where, as a sign from the Heavens, a bottle falls out of the sky on Sorina’s head. Jérôme, a Frenchman who happens to be there, takes Sorina to the hospital. In him, she sees her only chance to escape her dead-end life, and she proceeds to move in with him immediately. In an effort to win back Sorina, Luci gets a job as a “human bottle” in a beer promotion. There, he meets Michaela, who has been left at the altar by her fiancé...


Director:Cristian Mungiu
Script:Cristian Mungiu
Cinematography:Vivi Drăgan Vasile
Editing:Nita Chivulescu
Sound:Andrei Pap
Music:Petru Mărgineanu, Ioan Gyuri Pascu
Art Direction:Eva Szantai
Costumes:Ana Ioneci
With:Alexandru Papadopol (Luci), Anca Androne (Sorina), Doral Vişan (Mihaela’s father), Tania Popa (Michaela), Coca Bloos (Michaela’s mother), Ioan Gyuri Pascu, Tora Vasilescu
World Sales:Romanian Film Centre, Romania T.-F. +40 21 310 0672 asalcudeanu@yahoo.com www.cncinema.abt.ro
Producer:Dan Badea
Production:Temple Film, Romania T.+40 723 232 121 christina@templefilm.ro www.templefilm.ro & National Film Center, Romania T. +40 21 310 4301 F.+40 21 310 4300 cnc@cncinema.ro www.cncinema.abt.ro
Production Country:Romania
Format:35mm Color
Duration:105'
Production Year:2002
Best Film –Transylvania IFF 2002
Audience Award –Thessaloniki IFF 2002
Best New Director Award – Leeds IFF 2002 
Nova Prix –Mediterranean IFF 2002 
FIPRESCI Award – Sofia IFF, 2003
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Friday, November 02, 2012 - 23:00 | ID:066
STAVROS TORNES:Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - 23:00 | ID:466
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