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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

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days / Cristian Mungiu

Otilia and Gabiţa share the same room in a student dormitory. They are fellow students at the university in this small town in Romania, during the last years of communism. One day, Otilia books a room in a cheap hotel. In the afternoon, they are going to meet a certain Mr. Bebe. Gabiţa is pregnant, abortion is illegal and none of them have gone through anything like this before. The film belongs to a larger project called Tales from the Golden Age – a subjective history of communism in Romania through its urban legends. The project’s aim is to talk about that period with no direct reference to communism, but only through different stories focused on personal options in a time of misfortune, when people had to pretend like everything was normal.


Director:Cristian Mungiu
Script:Cristian Mungiu
Cinematography:Oleg Mutu
Editing:DanaBunescu
Sound:Titi Fleancu, Dana Bunescu, Cristian Tarnoveţchi
Art Direction:Michaela Poenaru
Costumes:Dana Istrate
With:Anamaria Marinca (Otilia), Vlad Ivanov (Dr.Bebe), Laura Vasiliu (Găbiţa), Alexandru Potoceanu (Adi)
World Sales:Wild Bunch, France T. +33 1 5301 5020 F. +33 1 5301 5049 www.wildbunch.biz
Distribution in Greece:Spentzos Film SA Irini Papadaki Τ. +30 210 3839 463 F. +30 210 3821 438 spentzos@otenet.gr www.spentzosfilm.gr
Producer:Oleg Mutu, Cristian Mungiu
Production:Mobra Films, Romania T.-F. +40 21 666 4827 info@mobrafilms.ro www.mobrafilms.ro
Production Country:Romania
Co-production:Saga Film, Romania T. +40 21 317 3360 F. +40 21 317 3364 sagafilm@sagafilm.ro www.sagafilm.ro
Format:35mm Color
Duration:113'
Production Year:2007
Palme d’Or, FIPRESCI Award, The French National Education Administration Prize – Cannes IFF 2007
FIPRESCI Award for Best Film of the Year – San Sebastián IFF 2007
Best Director & Best Film Awards – European Film Academy 2007 
Best Foreign Language Film – US National Society of Film Critics 2008
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Monday, November 05, 2012 - 20:30 | ID:365
STAVROS TORNES:Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 20:30 | ID:665
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