Cristi Puiu

Cristi Puiu is no stranger to fame at home and abroad. In 2004, when he was still in the beginning of his career, he got the Golden Bear at Berlin for his short film Cigarettes and Coffee/Un cartuș de Kent și un pachet de cafea. His earlier film Stuff and Dough/Marfa şi Banii from 2001 was quite popular in Romania, while his later works, The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu/Moartea domnului Lăzărescu from 2005 and Aurora from 2010 became award magnets.