Constantin Popescu wrote and directed his first short film, The Apartment, in 2004. It was selected in 15+ festivals and won several awards, including the “Gran Premio della Giuria” at Venice International Short Film Festival Circuito Off. Since then his following short films – A Lineman’s Cabin (2006), Water (2007), The Yellow Smiley Face (2008) – have participated and won at film festivals worldwide. In 2009, he directed the segment Omnibus for Christian Mungiu’s Tales from the Golden Age.
Portrait of the Fighter As A Young Man is his first feature film, which was selected as part of the Official Selection at the Berlinale Forum 2010. —Festival Scope