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 15277
2. Nicolae Margineanu 1235
3. Stere Gulea 334
4. Tudor Giurgiu 111
5. Radu Mihăileanu 0

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11. Fábio Barreto 20115
12. Mani Ratnam 18494
13. Mohsen Makhmalbaf 17803
14. Upendra 17695
15. Cristian Mungiu 15277
16. Jafar Panahi Mianeh 13899
17. José Padilha 13666
18. Hamid Tamjidi 13144
19. Abdul Wahid Nazari 12952

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