Radu Jude

28.03.1977, Bucharest, Romania


Romanian director and screenwriter. In 2006, he made the short film The Tube with a Hat, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude's feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Aferim!, Scarred Hearts and Everybody in Our Family followed and won multiple awards. The international premiere of The Dead Nation in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and
Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018.
Uppercase Print and The Exit of the Trains (co-directed with Adrian Cioflâncă), premiered in Berlinale Forum 2020. His latest feature, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, won the Golden Bear in Berlinale 2021. In the summer of 2021, Radu Jude was present in Locarno IFF – Corti d’Autore with the short Caricaturana and in Venice IFF – Out of Competition with the short film Semiotic Plastic.


Films by this director


(Romania, 2021)

Directed by: Radu Jude

"Several years earlier, I dreamt of composing the consecutive phases of the gestures of the immortal French actor Frédérick Lemaître from the hundred and one poses on the hundred and one pages of the adventures of Robert Macaire.  [...] the inimitable nature of his performance was imprinted on the hundred and one lithographs of Honoré Daumier – the series Caricaturana (Les Robert Macaire)" This quote from the great maestro S.M. Eisenstein prov...

b/w, DCP, 9'

Semiotic Plastic

(Romania, 2021)

Directed by: Radu Jude
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marius Panduru, RSC

The life of human beings, seen from birth to old age. Only that this generic life is not represented with humans, but with the artefacts that we the humans have created for our children (or should we say “cubs”?), in order to prepare them for life: the toys. So, the film is a collage of scenes in which the toys help us understand better a possible essence of our life.

color, DCP, 21'

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

(Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc, Romania, Luksemburg, Czech Republic, Croatia, 2021)

Directed by: Radu Jude
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marius Panduru

Schoolteacher Emi’s career is threatened when a sex tape of her and her husband is uploaded to the internet. Forced to face a group of furious parents asking for her dismissal, she clashes with them over their morality concerns. Romanian director Radu Jude (The Happiest Girl in the World – ZFF 2009 Special Mention, Everybody in Our Family – ZFF 2012, Golden Pram), is a regular and beloved guest at ZFF. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film, Bad Luck Bangin...

color, 106'
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