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Cristian Mungiu

  • Director, Screenwriter, Producer
  • Born: 27.04.1968 in Iaşi (Iaşi)
Graduate of the Faculty of Letters within the University of Iași (year 1993), and of the Academy of Theatre and Film „I.L.Caragiale” (year 1998, class Stere GuleaLaurențiu Damian).


  • The film 4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) ranks 4th in the ”Top 10 Best Romanian Movies of All Time”, published in 2008 and put together by 40 film critics.
  • In 2003 he founded the production company Mobra Films together with Hanno Höfer and Oleg Mutu.
  • He has also founded the distribution company Voodoo Film.
  • Among others, Voodoo Film is responsible with the organization of the festival Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest. After Mungiu initiated this project, the formula behind the festival has been used in other countries, as well.
  • He is married to Izabela Coman and they have two boys together.
  • His sister is the political scientist Alina Mungiu-Pippidi.
  • In 2007 he was appointed Honorary Knight of the National Order „Steaua României”.
  • In 2013 he was part of the Cannes Film Festival Jury, presided by Steven Spielberg. 
  • In 2017 he was a special guest at the Serile Filmului Românesc, which takes place in Iași. Here, Mungiu celebrated 10 years since he has won the Palme d'Or in Cannes for his film pentru filmul 4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) .
  • In 2017 he presided over two sections of the Cannes Film Festival, namely the Short Film Jury and the Cinéfondation (dedicated to students’ short films) Jury.
  • President in 2017 of the Golden Goblet Award Competition organized by Shanghai International Film Festival.
  • On October 19, 2017, he received the National Order of the Legion of Honor in the rank of knight, awarded by French Republic.
  • President of Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Film Festival 2021.
Cristian Mungiu about...
 ...filmmaking: „It's harder with the second movie”.
 „When my enthusiasm for filmmaking is gone, I'll take up another profession”.