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Maria Popistașu, Alexandru Baciu

Maria Popistaşu Maria Popistașu is an academically trained Romanian actress. She worked closely with the National Theater in Bucharest and debuted her international career in 2004, in BBC’s “Gunpowder, Treason & Plot,” directed by Gillies MacKinnon. She was then cast in the harrowing British miniseries “Sex Traffic.” For her role as a young Romanian sold into slavery, she received a Gemini Award as “Best Supporting Actress.” She comes back as a writer & director of “Seagull”, a short film she co-directed with Alexandru Baciu.

Alexandru Baciu Alexandru Baciu was born in 1977, in Bucharest. In 1999 he graduated from the Bucharest Film Academy as film director. He continued his studies at the University of Bucharest, Communication and PR department, which
he graduated in 2003. As a scriptwriter, Alexandru Baciu worked together with Răzvan Rădulescu and Radu Muntean for Muntean’s “The Paper Will Be Blue” (Locarno IFF 2006), “Boogie” (Cannes, Quinzaine des réalisateurs, 2008; Awarded Best Script at Hamptons IFF), “Tuesday, After Christmas” (Cannes, Un certain regard 2010), “One Floor Below” (Cannes, Un certain regard 2015; Awarded Best Script at Seville IFF and RiverRun IFF).