Born in Bucharest in 1977, studied media. Assistant to Costa Gavras and Cristi Puiu. His short film THE TUBE WITH A HAT (2006) is awarded several times. His first feature-length film THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009) premiered at the Berlinale.
Other movies: EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (2012), SHADOW OF A CLOUD (2013), IT CAN PASSTHROUGH THE WALL (2014) ŢARA MOARTĂ (2017). With AFERIM! (2015) he wins the Silver Bear in Berlin. In 2016 he co-produced a Romanian version of Thomas Mann's Der Zauberberg with SCARRED HEARTS (2016, V'16).