Radu Jude is a Romanian screenwriter and director. One of the most celebrated and controversial figures in the latter-day Romanian New Wave, his work in fiction and documentary film takes no prisoners. After a series of award-winning shorts, he made his feature debut in 2009 with The Happiest Girl in the World. His sophomore feature, the dark family dramedy Everybody in Our Family (2012) premiered at the Berlinale Forum and received the Heart of Sarajevo Award. From the Silver Bear-winning Aferim! (2015) onwards, he began to explore and deconstruct Romanian national history: from the anti-semitism and nascent fascism of the 1930s in Scarred Hearts (2016), to the Romanian army’s part in the Holocaust in I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) and a series of documentaries about the nation’s place in 20th-century totalitarian history. His Golden Bear win for 2021’s Covid-era sexual morality tale Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) confirmed Jude as one of the most consistently exciting and provocative talents in European film.