Radu Jude graduated from Universitatea Media in 2003. After being assistant director to films such as "The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu" (Cristi Puiu) or "The Rage" (Radu Muntean), his short film "The Tube with a Hat" (2007) was awarded in various international film festivals. His first feature films were The "Happiest Girl in the World" (2009), for fiction, and "The Dead Nation" (2017), for documentary. In 2016 he also debuted as a theatre director in an adaptation of Bergman.
Marshal Ion Antonescu is the protagonist of a famous Romanian film, “The Mirror”, made by Sergiu Nicolaescu shortly after the 1989 Revolution. While in this movie his personality is glorified, “The Marshall’s Two Executions” is designed to demystify it. By drawing a parallel between Nicolaescu’s cinematic version of the Marshal’s execution — a scene brimming with pathos and grandiloquent music — with the rather dry and entirely silent archive footage that inspired this fictitious reenactment, Radu Jude’s documentary-short serves as a lesson on the power of popular cinema to contribute, decisively in some cases, to a distorted perception of historical figures and events. (Andrei Rus)
awards and festivals
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018
Gijón International Film Festival 2018
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018