Foto: Silviu Ghetie.
Radu Jude (1977) graduated the filmmaking Department of Media University in 2003. He worked as an assistant director.
He directed the short films THE TUBE WITH A HAT (2006) (winner of more than 50 international prizes in Sundance, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Uppsala etc.), ALEXANDRA (2007) (selected in Clermont-Ferrand, awarded in Oberhausen) and more than 150 advertising commercials.
His debut feature film, THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009), winner of NHK/Filmmaker Award in Sundance and Hubert Bals grant, was awarded with the CICAE prize in Berlinale-Forum 2009. It was selected in more than 50 film festivals among which Toronto, New Directors/New Films – NY, Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and London. The film was released in cinemas in France, UK, Austria and Spain.
In 2011, he directed and produced the independent medium length FILM FOR FRIENDS.
EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (2012), his second feature film which premiered in Berlinale-Forum, received the Heart of Sarajevo Film Festival, Le Bayard d’Or for Best Film and Best Actor at Namur IFF, CinEast IFF Grand Prix and was selected in more than 30 film festivals around the world, released in cinemas in France, Holland and Hungary.
His two recent short films SHADOW OF A CLOUD (2013) and IT CAN PASS THROUGH THE WALL (2014) were selected in Cannes – Quinzaine des Realisateurs section. The latest was awarded with a Special Mention.
World premiered in the 65th Berlinale Competition, Radu Jude’s third feature, AFERIM! (2015) was awarded with the Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlin, Best Film at IndieLisboa, FIPRESCI Prize at Jameson CineFest Miskolci, Audience Award at LET’s CEE Film Festival and Bayard D’Or for Best Photography at Namur IFF.
In 2016 Radu Jude made his debut as theatre director, in the National Theatre of Timișoara adapting for stage Ingmar Bergman`s Scenes from a Marriage. In November, he premiered in Bucharest Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, a theatre adaptation upon Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s script.
His fourth feature, SCARRED HEARTS (2016) received the Special Jury Prize in Locarno Film Festival as well as Don Quijote Award offered by IFSS – International Federation of Film Societies, Silver Astor for Best Director, Signis Award for Best Film in Competition and ADF Award for Best Cinematography in Mar del Plata International Film Festival as well as Special Mention at Haifa IFF. SCARRED HEARTS was also selected in Sarajevo International Film Festival’s Competition and BFI’s section “Dare”.
THE DEAD NATION represents his debut in documentary film and it premiered internationally at Locarno IFF, Signs of Life Program, and selected in the BFI Documentary Competition, as well as Haifa IFF, Namur IFF, Hamptons Film Fest, Viennale, Astra IFF, IDFA.
He is currently in post-production with his fifth feature film, I DO NOT CARE WHETHER HISTORY WILL REMEMBER US AS BARBARIANS.
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