Director

Corneliu PORUMBOIU

Corneliu PORUMBOIU

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Biography

Corneliu Porumboiu was born in 1975 in Vaslui. He studied film at the I.L.Caragiale University in Bucharest and received his degree in 2003. The two short films he directed that same year drew international attention: A Trip to the City (Cinéfondation’s second prize in 2004), followed by Liviu’s Dream. In his first feature film, 12:08 East of Bucharest, Porumboiu offers a very humorous view of Romania’s 1989 revolution. The film was presented in Cannes at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2006 and won the Caméra d’Or. Corneliu Porumboiu carried on subtly combining his work on cinematic form with a dissection of the Romanian society in Police, Adjective, selected for Un Certain Regard in 2009 (Jury Prize and Fipresci Prize).

Films presented at Cannes

COMOARA THE TREASURE 2015 Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
POLITIST, ADJECTIV POLICE, ADJECTIVE 2009 Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
A FOST SAU N-A FOST? 2006 Director's Fortnight Director, Script / Dialogue
CALATORIE LA ORAS A TRIP TO THE CITY 2004 Cinéfondation Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

THE TREASURE
COMOARA THE TREASURE 2015 Un Certain Talent Prize Director, Script / Dialogue
POLICE, ADJECTIVE
POLITIST, ADJECTIV POLICE, ADJECTIVE 2009 Jury Prize - Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
12:08 À L'EST DE BUCAREST
A FOST SAU N-A FOST? 2006 Caméra d'or Director, Script / Dialogue
A TRIP TO THE CITY
CALATORIE LA ORAS A TRIP TO THE CITY 2004 2nd Prize Cinéfondation ((tied)) Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2011
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