Cristi Puiu
Director , Scriptwriter , Producer , Actor-Actress



Cristi Puiu was born on April 3, 1967 in Bucharest, Romania. In 1992, he was admitted as a student to the Painting Department of Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Visuels in Geneva. After the first year he switched to film studies at the same school, where he graduated in 1996. He started working in film after his return to Romania. He is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. With Anca Puiu and Alex Munteanu, in 2004 he founded a cinema production company, naming it Mandragora. Cristi Puiu co-wrote the screenplays of both his feature films, Stuff and Dough (2001) and The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), with Romanian writer Razvan Radulescu. Puiu independently wrote the screenplay for his short film Cigarettes and Coffee (2004). In collaboration with Razvan Radulescu, Puiu wrote the screenplay for Niki and Flo, commissioned by Lucian Pintilie, one of the most important Romanian directors. In 2005 German director Didi Danquart based the movie Offset on a script written by Puiu.


With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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