Director Radu Jude

Production year 2020

Length 128min.

Country Romania


Ceausescu is in office, leading a communist Romania. He writes the official story with the help of the National Television. Mugur Călinescu, a 16 y. o. teenager, writes another story on walls with chalked uppercase protest messages against the regime. His actions are compiled in a voluminous file kept by the Secret Police (Securitate), which observed, apprehended, interrogated and destroyed him. Linking both stories - secret and public - personal and collective - brings to light an unknown hero 30 years after the fall of communism.


Radu Jude
Radu Jude



Ada Solomon


Radu Jude, Gianina Carbunariu

Director of Photography

Marius Panduru

Production designer

Irina Moscu


Jean Umansky


Cătălin Cristuțiu


Bogdan Zamfir, Şerban Lazarovici, Ioana Iacob, Şerban Pavlu

Production company(ies)


Radu Jude

Radu Jude graduated from the Filmmaking Department of Media University in 2003. He worked as an assistant director and directed a series of short films among The Tube with a Hat (2006, winner of more than 50 international prizes in Sundance, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Uppsala) and Alexandra (2007). His debut feature film The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was awarded the CICAE Prize in Berlinale Forum in 2009. In 2011, he directed and produced the independent feature A Film for Friends. Jude's Aferim! won the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Director at the 2015 Berlin IFF. Jude returned to the Berlin FF in 2020 with his new film Uppercase Print. The film screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale as a world premiere. Jude had double presence at the 2020 Berlin IFF presenting Uppercase Print along with his documentary film The Exit of the Trains, co-directed with Adrian Cioflâncă.


The Tube with a Hat (2006, short), Alexandra (2006, short), In the Morning (2007, short), The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), A Film for Friends (2011), Everybody in Our Family (2012), Shadow of a Cloud (2013, short), It Can Pass through the Wall (2014, short), Aferim! (2015), Scarred Hearts (2016), The Dead Nation (2017), I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018), Uppercase Print (2020).

FILMS 2020