Radu Jude
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Radu Jude
Radu Jude
Radu Jude - IFFR 2020.jpg
Born (1977-03-28) March 28, 1977 (age 43)
Alma materMedia University of Bucharest
Years active2002-present

Radu Jude (Romanian: ['radu '?ude]; born March 28, 1977) is a Romanian film director and screenwriter.


In 2003, Jude graduated from the Film Directing Department of the Media University of Bucharest. He worked as an assistant director for feature films including Amen, directed by Costa-Gavras and Moartea domnului Lazarescu, directed by Cristi Puiu. He directed several short films, among them Corp la corp (2003), Marea Neagr? (2004), Lampa cu c?ciul? (2006) - the most awarded Romanian short film of all time, winner of grand prizes at Sundance, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Grimstad, Hamburg, Bilbao, Huesca, Trieste, Montpellier, Cottbus, Aspen, IndieLisboa, Brussels, Mediawave, Kraków, Almería, Valencia, Uppsala and selected, among others, at Toronto, Telluride, New Directors/New Films Festival, Tampere, Rotterdam. His short films Diminea?a (2007) and Alexandra (2007) were selected in over 30 festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, San Francisco, Cottbus, and Oberhausen (where he won the Grand Prix). Jude also directed over 100 commercials.[1]

Cea mai fericit? fat? din lume is his feature debut.[2] Before the theatrical release in Romania, Cea mai fericit? fat? din lume won the CICAE Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Award ( International Federation of Film Critics ) at the Sofia International Film Festival, the Prize for Best Screenplay at the Bucharest International Film Festival and FIPRESCI Prize at IndieLisboa. The film was selected in ACID Programme at 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2011, he directed and produced the independent Film pentru prieteni. His feature film Toat? lumea din familia noastr? (2012) premiered at the Berlinale Forum and received the Heart of Sarajevo Award and the Bayard d'Or in Namur, among other awards.[3]

Jude's Aferim![4] won the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Director at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival.[5] The movie was also nominated at Tribeca Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, AFI Fest, London Film Festival, and Berlin International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Romanian official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards reaching the short list but was not nominated. [6]

Jude returned to the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020 with his new film Uppercase Print, the story of Mugur C?linescu, a Romanian teenager who wrote protest graffiti messages against the communist regime of dictator Nicolae Ceau?escu and was subsequently apprehended and interrogated by the secret police.[7] The film screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale as a world premiere.

Jude had double presence at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival presenting Uppercase Print along with his documentary film Ie?irea trenurilor din gar?, co-directed with Adrian Cioflânc?.[8]




  • Scarred Hearts (screenplay, based on the Max Blecher novel, 2016)
  • Aferim! (screenplay, 2015)
  • Trece ?i prin perete (writer, 2014)
  • Toat? lumea din familia noastr? (screenplay, 2012)
  • Film pentru prieteni (writer, 2011)
  • My Tired Father (co-writer, 2011)
  • Stanka se pribira vkashti (2010)
  • Cea mai fericit? fat? din lume (2009)
  • Diminea?a (short, 2007)
  • Alexandra (short, 2006)

Assistant director


  • Trece ?i prin perete (2014)
  • Film pentru prieteni (2011)
  • Alexandra (2006)


  1. ^ "Radu Jude". Cinemagia (in Romanian).
  2. ^ "Radu Jude, regizor: "M? influen?eaz? via?a mea ?i a celor din jur"". Adev?rul (in Romanian). 14 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Radu Jude". Festival Scope.
  4. ^ Dalton, Stephen (11 February 2015). "Aferim! by Radu Jude Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (14 February 2015). "Aferim! wins the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Director". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Linden, Sheri (21 January 2016). "Aferim!, Romania's entry for the Foreign Language Academy Awards won the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Director". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (21 January 2020). "Uppercase Print". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Obenson, Tambay (20 January 2020). "Iesirea trenurilor din gara, by Radu Jude and Adrian Cioflanca". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020.

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