Radu Jude

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Radu Jude
Born (1977-03-28) March 28, 1977 (age 41)
Alma materMedia University of Bucharest
OccupationDirector, scenarist
Years active2002–present

Radu Jude (Romanian: [ˈradu ˈʒude]; born March 28, 1977) is a Romanian film director and scenarist.


In 2003, Jude graduated the Media University of Bucharest – Film Directing Department. He worked as an assistant director for feature films like Amen, directed by Costa-Gavras or Moartea domnului Lazarescu, directed by Cristi Puiu. He directed several short films, among them Corp la corp (2003), Marea Neagră (2004), Lampa cu căciulă (2006) – the most awarded Romanian short film of all times, 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/NewFilms, Tampere, Rotterdam, Dimineața (2007), Alexandra (2007) – selected in over 30 festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, San Francisco, Cottbus or Oberhausen (where he won the Grand Prix). Jude also directed about 100 advertising commercials.[1]

Cea mai fericită fată din lume represents his debut in feature films.[2] Until the release of the film in theaters in Romania, Cea mai fericită fată din lume won the CICAE Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, the FIRESCI Prize 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 Toată lumea din familia noastră (2012) premiered at the Berlinale Forum and received the Heart of Sarajevo Award and the Bayard d'Or in Namur, among other awards.[3]




  • Scarred Hearts (screenplay, based on Max Blecher novel, 2016)
  • Aferim! (screenplay, 2015)
  • Trece și prin perete (writer, 2014)
  • Toată lumea din familia noastră (screenplay, 2012)
  • Film pentru prieteni (writer, 2011)
  • My Tired Father (co-writer, 2011)
  • Stanka se pribira vkashti (2010)
  • Cea mai fericită fată din lume (2009)
  • Dimineața (short, 2007)
  • Alexandra (short, 2006)

Assistant director[edit]


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


  1. ^ "Radu Jude". Cinemagia (in Romanian).
  2. ^ "Radu Jude, regizor: "Mă influențează viața mea și a celor din jur"". Adevărul (in Romanian). 14 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Radu Jude". Festival Scope.