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[explaining the emergence of the Romanian New Wave] I think it's obvious. What happened was I got this prize in Cannes [for The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
(2005)], and then lots of directors saw that, and it pushed this style - Direct Cinema, Romanian Realism, Neo-Realism, Black Realism, whatever you want to call it. Because I made a movie in 2001 [Stuff and Dough
(2001)] and no one copied that. [...
Teaches Film Direction at the 'National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale"' (U.N.A.T.C. "I.L. Caragiale").