Călin Peter Netzer

Călin Peter Netzer (Romanian: [kəˈlin ˈpetər ˈnet͡sər]; born 1 May 1975) is a Romanian film director who won the Golden Bear at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Călin Peter Netzer
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Călin Peter Netzer at the 63rd Berlinale in February 2013
Born (1975-05-01) 1 May 1975 (age 47)
Alma materCaragiale National University of Theatre and Film
OccupationFilm director
Years active2003–present

Born in Petroșani to a family of Romanian and German origins, Netzer emigrated with his family to West Germany in 1983. In 1994, he returned to Romania in order to study film direction at the Academy of Theatre and Film in Bucharest.[1]

His first feature film, Maria (2003), won the Special Prize of the Jury at the Locarno International Film Festival, among other prizes at this and other film festivals.

Poziția copilului (Child's Pose, 2013), his third feature film, won him the Golden Bear at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.[2][3] The film was selected as the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
2003 Maria
2009 Medal of Honor
2013 Child's Pose
2017 Ana, mon amour


  1. ^ "Regizorul Călin Peter Netzer a primit la Petroşani titlul de 'cetăţean de onoare'". Mediafax. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  2. ^ "Prizes of the International Jury". berlinale. Archived from the original on 2006-12-16. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  3. ^ "Romanian film Child's Pose wins Golden Bear in Berlin". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  4. ^ "Best Foreign Language Oscar: Romania Nominates 'Child's Pose'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-08-26.

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