Tales from the Golden Age is composed of five short stories. It is an unconventional personal history of the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. Comic, bizarre, surprising, these myths drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime. Humor is what kept Romanians alive, and Tales from the Golden Age aims to re-capture that mood, portraying the survival of a nation having to face every day the twisted logic of a dictatorship.
Before turning to film, he studied English literature and worked as a teacher and a journalist. He was assistant director to Bertrand Tavernier and Mihaileanu. Awarded at Cannes Film Festival with the Palme d’Or for Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days, and the Best Screenplay Award for Beyond the Hills.
Filmography: Más allá de las colinas (2012), Historias de la edad de oro (2009), Cuatro meses, tres semanas y dos días (2007), Occident (2002), The Firemen's Choice (curt, 2000), Zapping (curt, 2000, Nothing by Chance (curt, 1999), The Hand of Paulista (curt, 1998), Mariana (curt, 1997)