Cristian Mungiu

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About Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu (b. 1968, Iaşi) is a Romanian filmmaker, winner of the Palme d'Or in 2007. After studying 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. Occident 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 eventually won the coveted Palme d'Or for feature film, marking the first time that prize was awarded to a Romanian filmmaker. Mungiu has said that early Milos Forman and 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.

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1. Cristian Mungiu 13548
2. Nicolae Margineanu 1190
3. Stere Gulea 141
4. Tudor Giurgiu 41
5. Radu Mihăileanu 0

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13. Mohsen Makhmalbaf 17803
14. Upendra 17694
15. Jafar Panahi Mianeh 13899
16. José Padilha 13666
17. Cristian Mungiu 13548
18. Hamid Tamjidi 13144
19. Abdul Wahid Nazari 12952
20. Razi Mohebi 12631
21. Rangel Vulchanov 11624

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