Cristina is an award-winning writer-director whose most recent film "Ordinary Failures" premiered in 2022 at the 79th Venice Film Festival in the framework of Giornate degli Autori competitive section, where she took home the "Best Director under 40" distinction. The Czech-Hungarian-Italian-Slovak film is currently on its festival circuit, as well as being released in three territories on Netflix (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary). The film was produced by Xova Film in co-production with Laokoon Filmgroup (HU), Rosamont (IT), Super Film (SK), the Czech TV, with support from Eurimages and ARTE GEIE. Sales are handled by Totem Films from France.
Her debut film "Things Worth Weeping For" premiered in 2021. The films is still on its festival circuit as of winter 2022, having already screened at more than 25 festivals, while also premiering Netflix Hungary in 2022. “Things Worth Weeping For” was produced by Laokoon Filmgroup.
Cristina comes from a mixed Hungarian-Romanian family in Arad, a small border town in Romania. She tried her hand at photography at the age of 11, as well as showing interest in theatre and writing. These early means of expression spiked her interest in cinema which she pursued at the Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Theatre and Film. She continued studying for her master’s degree at the Moholy-Nagy University in Budapest, obtaining a diploma in Media Design.
Since graduating from university, she has directed 6 short films, which toured the worldwide short film circuit, screening in Palm Springs IFF, Clermont-Ferrand IFF, Sarajevo IFF, London ISF, Helsinki IFF, Zubroffka IFF, Tirana IFF, St. Petersburg, Thessaloniki IFF, among others. Her award-winning short “Holiday at the Seaside” exploring a mother-daughter relationship screened at more than 40 festivals, was distributed in several territories and recently premiered online, amassing more than 1 million views. Her most short film, “Along Came a Prince” (2020) produced by the Romanian Tangaj Production, picked up awards at the Prague International Film Festival and the Brest European Short Film Festival, was distributed online by the French VoD UniversCiné and is now featured on Short of the Week.