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Cristina Groșan is a Hungarian-Romanian filmmaker and visual artist. Growing up in Arad, a small border town in Romania, she was interested in theatre, both writing and performing. Alongside of that, she spent her teenage years discovering photography, which shaped the way she looks at the world, more particularly, what it is, she looks AT in the world.


Her first feature, “Things Worth Weeping For” produced by Judit Stalter (Laokoon Filmgroup, HU) premiered in August 2021 at the Sarajevo International Film Festival’s main competition, and is currently on its festival circuit as well as being theatrically distributed across Hungary and Romania. The film’s lead actress, Nóra Rainer-Micsinyei was awarded Best Actress at the Bosphorus International Film Festival in 2021. Since 2022, the film is part of Netflix Hungary’s library. 

Second feature

Cristina is in post-production with her first foreign language fiction film, “Ordinary Failures” produced by Xova Film scheduled to be released in the second half of 2022. The project is a Czech-Hungarian-Italian-Slovak co-production (Xova-Laokoon Filmgroup-Rosamont-Superfilm), which was also supported by Arte GEIE and Eurimages.

Shortfilm is cinema

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 newest short film, “Along Came a Prince”, produced by the Romanian Tangaj Production, is touring the festival circuit, picking up awards at the Prague International Film Festival and the Brest European Short Film Festival. The film will be distributed online by the French VoD UniversCiné

Films in Frame interview

“Sarajevo 2021: Cristina Grosan on how a death inspired
‘Things Worth Weeping For’
, Screen Daily

review:‘Things Worth Weeping For’, Cineuropa
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imdb profile