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. The film later received several best film of the year awards from various international associations of film critics. It also won the European Film Academy awards for Best Film and Best Director. Mungiu returned to Cannes in 2009 as a writer-producer-codirector 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.