Cristina Flutur

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Cristina Flutur
Cristina Flutur. Photo by Relu Calota.jpg
Born 1978 (age 35–36)
Iași, Romania
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Cristina Flutur (born 1978 in Iași) is a Romanian film and theatre actress.

In 2012 she makes a fulminant debut in cinema, portraying the complex Alina Ringhis, main character in Cristian Mungiu's praised drama, Beyond the Hills. For her outstanding performance in this film she receives the Best Actress Award[1] at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Before 2012, she performed for several years in theatre productions, both in Romania, on the stage of the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu, as well as abroad when on tour in Kiev (Ukraine), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Helsinki (Finland), Sankt-Petersburg (Rusia), Skopjie (Macedonia), Trabzon (Turkey), Ljiubljana (Slovenia), Napoli (Italy), Bogota (Columbia), Rome (Italy).[2]

Biography[edit]

She spent her childhood and her teenage years in Iasi, Romania.

In the year 2000, after finishing the high school, mathematics and physics department, she decides to study Romanian and English languages and literature, alongside with American literature, at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in her hometown. Meantime, Cristina is a member of the Ludic Theatre, a company of amateur theatre for students.

Nevertheless, after graduating from her first faculty, in 2004, she decides to get seriously into acting and becomes a student at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, studying acting with Miklos Bacs (actor at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj) and Irina Wintze (actress at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre).

Artistic activity[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Right after finishing her studies at the drama department of Babeș-Bolyai University in 2004 she is hired as an actress at the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu, Romania. Here she performs in many productions, both classical and modern, under the guidance of famous Romanian and foreign directors: Alexandru Dabija, Radu Alexandru Nica, Gavriil Pinte, Andrei Șerban, Vlad Massaci, Tompa Gabor, Silviu Purcărete, Rodica Radu, Alexander Hausvater, Adriana Popovici, Florin Zamfirescu, Andrij Zholdak, Robert Raponja.

During FITS, the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, she also plays different roles in reading performances, recorded for the radio.

She performs at the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu till the summer of 2013, when she moves to Bucharest.

Theatre productions:[3]

Film[edit]

In 2011 Cristina Flutur is called for an audition for a part in the new movie by the Romanian Golden Palm winner, Cristian Mungiu. After a few screen tests, she is offered one of the main roles, that of a troubled girl brought up in an orphanage, Alina Ringhis.

Acclaimed both by the critics and by the audience for her impecable, most authentic, powerful and touching performance, she wins the Best Actress Award, ex-aequo with Cosmina Stratan, who plays Voichita. Thus, the two actresses become the first Romanian actresses in the history of cinema who win the prestigious award.

In 2013 Cristina Flutur starts her first project in a foreign language, playing in French the role of Cristina Boico, in the TV mini-series "Resistances". Cristina Boico was a Romanian Jewish woman who fought for the French Resistance during the Second World War. Produced by Alain Goldman, the producer of "La mome",[4] the mini-series casts also Fanny Ardant, Richard Berry et Isabelle Nanty and will be broadcast on TF1 in the spring of 2014.

Filmography:

Awards[edit]

  • Best Actress Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for the role of Alina Ringhis in "Beyond the Hills", directed by Cristian Mungiu;
  • "Woman of the Year 2012" at the category "Ambassador of the Romanian Art Abroad", offered by "Avantaje" magazine, Bucharest, Romania;
  • "Diploma for Excellency", in 2010, offered by the Ministry of Culture for her work on the stage of the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu, Romania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ - "Cannes Awards 2012" , oficial website of Cannes Film Festival, May 2012.
  2. ^ -"Un premiu Cannes pentru Cristina Flutur" "Tribuna" website, may 2012.
  3. ^ - "Proiectele teatrale ale câștigătoarei Cannes, Cristina Flutur" "Sibiul.ro" website, may 2012.
  4. ^ - ""La mome" oficial website" , oficial website of the movie, february 2014.

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