Cristian Mungiu was born in 1968 in Iasi, Romania. He studied English literature at the University of Iasi and Film directing at the University of Film in Bucharest. He worked as a teacher and a journalist for written press, radio and television until 1994. During his film studies, he worked as an assistant director for foreign productions shot in Romania. After his graduation, in 1998, he made several shorts. His first feature, “Occident”, was premiered in Director’s Fortnight in Cannes in 2002 and later won prizes at several festivals. He co-founded Mobra Films in 2003.
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