Palme d'Or / Cătălin Mitulescu

Cătălin Mitulescu (born January 13, 1972, Voluntari), Romanian director, writer, and producer.

After graduating from the Faculty of Geology at the University of Bucharest, he worked in Italy, Austria and Poland. Returned in Romania, he graduated from the Academy of Theater and Cinematography in Bucharest, after which he directed videos and commercials. In 1996, he was assistant director of Dan Piţa, and in 1998 he founded Left Production film house.

In 2004, Mitulescu wins Palme d'Or for short film at Cannes Film Festival, with Traffic. His feature-length film debut, The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006), it brings new awards (Sundance Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival), a proposal from Romania to Oscar; the main actress, Dorotheea Petre, won the prize for Best Female Interpretation at Cannes.