Romanian Cristian Mungiu wins Best Director at Cannes

Romanian Cristian Mungiu wins Best Director at Cannes
Scene from Graduation (2016, dir. Cristian Mungiu) (Image: BACALAUREAT TRAILER OFICIAL / Mobra Film / YouTube)

23 May 2016

Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu has won the award for Best Director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, sharing the honour with French director Olivier Assayas.

Mungiu, who won the Palme d’Or in 2007 for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, and the Best Screenplay award in 2012 for Beyond the Hills, was rewarded this year for his film Graduation (Bacalaureat).

Graduation was a favourite to win the Palme d’Or this year, which eventually went to I, Daniel Blake (dir. Ken Loach), while Romanian director Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada also competed in the main competition.

Source: Romania Insider