Liviu Ciulei

Liviu Ciulei, a Romanian director who died in 2011 in Germany when he was 88, is one of the best-known Romanian directors and teachers. He was a theater director, not only in Romania, but abroad as well and started directing movies in the 50s. Some of his bets known films are Pădurea spânzuraților/Forest of the hanged, from 1964, based on the novel by the same name by Liviu Rebreanu, and Valurile Dunării/The Danube’s Waves, from 1959. Ciulei got the award for his directing of The Forest of the Hanged at the Cannes Film festival in 1965.