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Cristina Flutur

Cristina Flutur
Born Iași, Romania
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Cristina Flutur (born in Iași) is a Romanian film and theatre actress.

In 2012 she made a wonderful debut in cinema, portraying the complex Alina Ringhis, main character in Cristian Mungiu's praised drama, Beyond the Hills. For her outstanding performance in this film she received the Best Actress Award[1] at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Before 2012, she performed for several years in theatre productions, both in Romania, on the stage of the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu, and abroad, when on tour to Kiev, Sarajevo , Helsinki, Turku, Sankt-Petersburg, Skopjie, Trabzon, Ljiubljana, Naples, Bogota, Rome.[2]

Biography

She spent her childhood and her teenage years in Iași, Romania.

In the year 2000, after finishing high school, mathematics and physics department, she decided to study Romanian and English languages and literature, alongside with American literature, at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in her hometown. Meantime, Cristina was a member of the Ludic Theatre, a company of amateur theatre for students.

Nevertheless, after graduating from her first faculty, in 2004, she decided to get seriously into acting and became a student at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, studying acting with Miklos Bacs (actor at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj) and Irina Wintze (actress at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre).

Artistic activity

Theatre

Right after finishing her studies at the drama department of Babeș-Bolyai University in 2004, she became an actress for the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu, Romania. Here she performed in many productions, both classical and modern, under the guidance of famous Romanian and foreign directors: Alexandru Dabija, Radu Alexandru Nica, Gavriil Pinte, Andrei Șerban, Vlad Massaci, Tompa Gabor, Silviu Purcărete, Rodica Radu, Alexander Hausvater, Adriana Popovici, Florin Zamfirescu, Andrij Zholdak, Robert Raponja.

During FITS, the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, she also played many roles in reading performances, recorded for the radio.

She performed at the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu till the summer of 2013, when she moved to Bucharest as a freelancer.

Theatre productions:[3]

Film

In 2011 Cristina Flutur was called for an audition for a part in the new feature by the Romanian Golden Palm winner, Cristian Mungiu. After a few screen tests, she was offered one of the main roles, that of a troubled girl brought up in an orphanage, Alina Ringhis.

Acclaimed both by the critics and by the audience for her impecable, most authentic, powerful and touching performance, she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

One year later, in 2013, Cristina Flutur started her first project in a foreign language, playing in French the role of Cristina Boico, in the TV mini-series "Resistance". Cristina Boico was a Romanian Jewish woman who fought for the French Resistance during the Second World War. Produced by Alain Goldman, the producer of "La mome",[4] the mini-series casts also Fanny Ardant, Richard Berry et Isabelle Nanty and was broadcast in the spring of 2014 on TF1 (France) and RTS Un (Switzerland) and in 2015 on More4 (UK), being nominated in 2015 for Best TV movie at the Globes de Cristal Award.

In the summer of 2014 she started the rehearsals and then the shootings for her first feature film in English in an international co-production. The film is currently in post-production.


Filmography

Awards

  • Best Actress Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for the role of Alina Ringhis in "Beyond the Hills", directed by Cristian Mungiu;
  • "Woman of the Year 2012" at the category "Ambassador of the Romanian Art Abroad", offered by "Avantaje" magazine, Bucharest, Romania;
  • "Diploma for Excellency", in 2010, offered by the Ministry of Culture for her work on the stage of the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu, Romania.

References

  1. ^ - "Cannes Awards 2012" , oficial website of Cannes Film Festival, May 2012.
  2. ^ -"Un premiu Cannes pentru Cristina Flutur" "Tribuna" website, May 2012.
  3. ^ - "Proiectele teatrale ale câștigătoarei Cannes, Cristina Flutur" "Sibiul.ro" website, may 2012.
  4. ^ - ""La mome" oficial website" , oficial website of the movie, february 2014.

External links

  • Cristina Flutur, imdb.com
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