Cristian Mungiu and Romanian actress Maria Dragus, after he was awarded with the Best Director prize for Graduation at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in May. Photo: AFP

How Romania’s cinematic domination at Cannes is a tale of two rival directors

The films of Cristian Mungiu and Cristi Puiu explore similar themes and have similar aesthetics – but while Puiu may have started the Romanian New Wave, it is Mungiu who has taken it to the greatest glory at Cannes

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Cristian Mungiu and Romanian actress Maria Dragus, after he was awarded with the Best Director prize for Graduation at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in May. Photo: AFP
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