Marius Olteanu, born in Bucharest in 1979, has studied Film Directing in Bucharest and an MA in Fiction Film Directing in the UK. He has chosen to focus on the clash between private and social life and the boundaries that arise, always trying to explore what lies beyond the perfect surface of things and finding new cinematic ways to convey the struggle with one’s own limits. Olteanu worked as an assistant director for the award winning film ”Sieranevada” (2016) by Cristi Puiu. Following four award winning short films: Sunday Afternoon, Why Don’t You Dance, Tie, and No Man’s Land, Olteanu’s first feature-length film, Monsters. premiered in Berlinale Forum 2019 and received Sofia IFF Grand Prix. Beside his work as a writer and director, he is also a published photographer interested in capturing what brings people together and makes them aware of who they are.