Radu Jude graduated in 2003 the filmmaking department of Media University Bucharest. He worked as assistant director for feature films shot in Romania, like Amen by Costa-Gavras, Vacuums by Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas, The Rage by Radu Muntean and The Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu. —viennashorts.com
FILM PENTRU PRIETENI struck me in its minimalism. As a viewer you areput in the position to question the film in it's authenticity, the filmmaker in his involvement, the filmcraft in it's minimalism and the main character in it's falsety. But nothing matters in the end, since all these elements connect to each other recursively and produce an overwhelming cinematic experience! The establishing shot in the beginning is one of the most interesting I have ever seen.