Film director and scriptwriter, Cristi Puiu is known as the initiator of the “Romanian new wave”. As a moviemaker he has a special interest in documentary film and this can be easily noticed in the fiction films that he authored. Many of his short length and fiction movies won important awards at international film festivals such as Un Certain Regard de Cannes for “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”, the Golden Bear in Berlinale for “A pack of Kent and a Coffee Bag” and East of West at Karolvy Vary Film Festival for his recent long-feature film “Aurora”. The latter is the second from the series “Six stories from the outskirts of Bucharest”.
Cristi Puiu is also teaching film at UNATC in Bucharest and University of Bucharest.