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Cristi Puiu

Cristian Emilian Puiu


  • Director, Screenwriter, Actor
  • Born: 03.04.1967 in Bucharest
He was born in Bucharest, in Titan neighbourhood, whose human fauna he is to bring later to the big screen through a series of films under the title: „Stories from the Outskirts of Bucharest”. During his childhood years, he spent a lot of time playing with his brother in the courtyard of Colentina Hospital, where his father worked as a manager. That is why he initially wanted to be a doctor, building up a chemistry laboratory complete with test tubes and other utensils on the balcony of the family flat.In 1992, he was admitted as a student to the Painting Department of École Supérieure d'Arts Visuels in Geneva. After the first year he switched to film studies at the same school, where he graduated in 1996, with 25.12. Bucharest, North Railway Station.
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Known for:

2015

2010

2004

2001

Festivals / Awards

  • 2000-2001
UCIN Stuff and Dough "Opera prima" Award
  • 2001
Salonic Stuff and Dough FIPRESCI Prize
  • 2001
Cottbus Stuff and Dough Special Prize and "Findling" Award
  • 2002
Angers Stuff and Dough "Procirep" Prize
  • 2002
Buenos Aires Stuff and Dough Abasto Award
  • 2004
Berlin Cigarettes and Coffee "Gold Bear" for short
  • 2005
Cannes The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu "Un certain regard" Award
  • 2005
TIFF The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu Best Director
  • 2005
Chicago The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu Silver Hugo Award
  • 2005
Copenhaga The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu Special Prize of the Jury
  • 2005
Namur The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu "Bayard d'or" Prize for Best Francophe Film
  • 2010
Karlovy Vary Aurora "East of West" Prize
  • 2012
Gopo Aurora Best Film. Best Director. Best Screenplay
  • 2016
TIFF Transilvania Trophy 15
  • 2016
Astra Sibiu Excellency Award
  • 2016
Chicago Sieranevada Gold Hugo - Best Film and Silver Hugo - Best Director
  • 2016
UCIN Sieranevada The Great Prize and the Trophy of The Romanian Filmmakers Union, Best Director, Best Screenplay
  • 2017
Gopo Sieranevada Best Script & Best Director

Filmography

Director

La conac

2019

Sieranevada

2015

Les Ponts de Sarajevo (omnibus)

episodul Das Spektrum Europas

2014

Das Spektrum Europas

2013

Three Interpretation Exercises

2013

Aurora

2010

The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu

2004

Cigarettes and Coffee

2003

Stuff and Dough

2001

Seven Days with Old People

1998

25.12. Bucharest, North Railway Station (documentary)

1996

Before Breakfast (short)

1995

Screenwriter

La conac

2019

Sieranevada

2015

Das Spektrum Europas

2013

Aurora

2010

The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu

2004

Niki and Flo

2003

Stuff and Dough

2001

Seven Days with Old People

1998

25.12. Bucharest, North Railway Station (documentary)

1996

Before Breakfast (short)

1995

Actor

Aurora

Viorel

2010

Articles & Interviews

De vorbă cu Cristi Puiu despre “Lăzărescu” şi nu numai - Cristina Corciovescu
Ce salvăm din filmul românesc ante-1989? - Cristi Puiu
Corespondenţă specială - Cristi Puiu din nou aplaudat la Cannes - Magda Mihăilescu
Cristi Puiu a prezentat ”Trei exerciții de interpretare” la UNATC - Iulia Voicu
Cristi Puiu, Ada Condeescu şi Siniša Dragin la Festivalul de la Sarajevo
Cristi Puiu, invitat special la LET’S CEE Film Festival Viena
Cristi Puiu - regizor - Iulia David
Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Programul proiecţiilor suplimentare
Străinul din Aurora - Angelo Mitchievici
Aurora la crepuscul - Angelo Mitchievici
Artă de dragul artistului - Cătălin Olaru
Dialog la distanţă între Porumboiu şi Cristi Puiu - Cristina Corciovescu
Luminiţa Gheorghiu despre Lăzărescu, Mioara Avram şi Cristi Puiu - Cristina Corciovescu
Cristi Puiu, for the fourth time in the Aristoteles Workshop Jury
Interview of the Week with Cristi Puiu - Cristina Corciovescu
Cinepub Live: Ileana Bîrsan în dialog cu Cristi Puiu
Ziua 2 la AFF 2016: evenimente, muzică live și întâlnire cu Cristi Puiu
Premiile Astra Film Festival 2016: Premiu de excelență pentru Cristi Puiu
Press Conference ”Sieranevada” - Dana Medar
The Winners of the 2017 Gopo Awards
The 2017 Gopo Awards - Dana Medar
Nominations to 2017 UCIN Awards
The 2017 UCIN Awards Gala - Dana Medar
Cinepub lansează episodul 6 ICAR - „Realismul românesc cu Cristi Puiu”
Cristi Puiu la PARIS PHOTO, cel mai mare târg internațional de fotografie
„Sieranevada” intră pe marile ecrane din Polonia
”Aurora”, de Cristi Puiu, pe BluRay de colecție - Dana Medar
CineMAiubit 2018: Masterclass Cristi Puiu - Dana Medar
Cristi Puiu, president of the jury of the Jihlava Documentary Film Festival