In 2003 he graduated in Direction from the Bucharest University of Media. His debut feature was awarded at Sundance and selected in Berlin and Toronto, and since then he has been awarded in the main festivals. His films tend to lean towards caustic comedy, with acidic portraits of Romanian society that have earned him awards such as the Golden Bear in Berlin for Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn or the Grand Prix in Karlovy Vary for I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians.

Filmography

Do Not Expect Too Much From The End Of The World (2023, D'A 2024), Memories from the Eastern Front (short film, co-directed, 2022), The Potemkinists (short film, 2022), Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021), Caricaturana (short film, 2021), Plastic Semiotic (short film, 2021), The Exit of the Trains (co-directed, 2020), Uppercase Print (2020), The Marshal’s Two Executions (short film, 2018), I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018), The Dead Nation (2017), Scarred Hearts (2016, D'A 2017), Aferim! (2015), It Can Pass Through the Wall (short film, 2014), Shadow of a Cloud (short film, 2013), Everybody in Our Family (2012), A Film for Friends (mid-length film, 2011), The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), In the Morning (short film, 2007), Alexandra (short film, 2006), The Tube With a Hat (short film, 2006)