Radu Mihăileanu

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Radu Mihăileanu
Radu Mihaileanu Cannes 2018.jpg
Mihăileanu at Cannes Film Festival in 2018
Born (1958-04-23) 23 April 1958 (age 64)
Bucharest, Romania
NationalityRomanian, French
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1980–present

Radu Mihăileanu (born 23 April 1958) is a Romanian-born French film director and screenwriter. He left Romania in 1980 and graduated the IDHEC cinematographic institute in Paris. In addition to his work in the cinema he published a book of poems in 1987 titled Une vague en mal de mer. His film The Source premiered in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

In 2009, he signed a petition in support of film director Roman Polanski, calling for his release after Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in relation to his 1977 charge for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl.[2]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Producer Other
1980 Les Quatre Saisons Yes Short film
1984 Swann in Love Yes Assistant editor
1985 A View to a Kill Yes Assistant director: stunt unit (uncredited)
1986 I Love You Yes Assistant director
1988 Y'a bon les Blancs Yes Assistant director
1988 Les Saisons du plaisir Yes Assistant director
1989 Twisted Obsession Yes First assistant director
1989 Mensonge d'un clochard Yes Yes Short film
1989 Le Banquet Yes Telefilm
1990 Every Other Weekend Yes First assistant director
1992 The Return of Casanova Yes First assistant director
1992 Maigret Yes TV series; first assistant director
1993 Trahir Yes Yes Yes Montreal World Film Festival – Grand Prix des Amériques
1997 Bonjour Antoine Yes Telefilm
1998 Train of Life Yes Yes Yes David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Venice International Film FestivalFIPRESCI Prize (Best First Feature)
Venice International Film Festival – Anicaflash Prize
Nominated—César Award for Best Writing
Nominated—Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil – Best Foreign Language Film
2002 Les Pygmées de Carlo Yes Yes Telefilm
2005 Live and Become Yes Yes Yes Berlin International Film Festival – Panorama Audience Award
Berlin International Film Festival – Europa Cinemas Label
Berlin International Film FestivalPrize of the Ecumenical Jury
Boston Jewish Film Festival – Best Feature Film
César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Copenhagen International Film Festival – Best Film
Copenhagen International Film Festival – Best Script
Nashville Film Festival – Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature
Toronto International Film Festival – People's Choice Award (2nd place)
Vancouver International Film Festival – Most Popular International Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
2009 Le Concert Yes Yes Yes Nashville Film Festival – Southwest Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2011 The Source Yes Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film FestivalPalme d'Or
2014 Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles Yes As actor (Gabor Minar)
2014 Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy Yes Yes
2016 The History of Love Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Le cinéma soutient Roman Polanski / Petition for Roman Polanski". Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (in French). 28 September 2009. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012.

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