Cristian Mungiu invited to join the American Academy

The American Academy Award has invited Cristian Mungiu to be a member of the organisation. The academy that awards the Oscars every year has also invited Nuri Bilge Ceylan from Turkey and Apichatpong Weeasethakul from Thailand, Emma Watson,  Hou Hsiao-Hsien from China, Abbas Kiarostami from Iran and Park-Chan-wook from South Korea.

If you are not familiar with the director, he filmed the famous ” 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days” movie that received the Palme d’Or in Cannes 2007. The new members list has 683 actors, designers and movie creators. Altogether the Academy has 6,261 members.

This is the list of directors that are members of the Academy Awards, according to Hollywood Reporter


Abrahamson “Room,” “Frank”
Naji Abu Nowar “Theeb”
Maren Ade– “Everyone Else,” “The Forest for the Trees”
Lexi Alexander– “Punisher: War Zone,” “Green Street Hooligans”
Haifaa al-Mansour “Wadjda”
Ana Lily Amirpour– “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”
Amma Asante “Belle,” “A Way of Life”
Katie Aselton “Black Rock,” “The Freebie”
Ramin Bahrani “99 Homes,” “At Any Price”
Anna Boden “Mississippi Grind,” “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”
Catherine Breillat “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Sex Is Comedy”
Israel Cárdenas “Sand Dollars,” “Carmita”
Carlos Carrera “Backyard,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”
Nuri Bilge Ceylan “Winter Sleep,” “Once upon a Time in Anatolia”
Souleymane Cissé “Brightness,” “The Wind”
Isabel Coixet “Learning to Drive,” “Elegy”
Ryan Coogler* – “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”
Scott Cooper– “Black Mass,” “Crazy Heart”
John Crowley– “Brooklyn,” “Closed Circuit”
Julie Dash– “Daughters of the Dust”
Tamra Davis– “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” “Billy Madison”
Jonathan Dayton– “Ruby Sparks,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Dominique Deruddere “Flying Home,” “Everybody Famous!”
Xavier Dolan– “Mommy,” “Tom at the Farm”
Cheryl Dunye “My Baby’s Daddy,” “The Watermelon Woman”
Deniz Gamze Ergüven “Mustang”
Valerie Faris “Ruby Sparks,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Shana Feste– “Endless Love,” “Country Strong”
Hannah Fidell “A Teacher”
Anne Fletcher– “The Proposal,” “Step Up”
Ari Folman “The Congress,” “Waltz with Bashir”
Anne Fontaine– “Gemma Bovery,” “Coco before Chanel”
Cary Joji Fukunaga “Beasts of No Nation,” “Jane Eyre”
Nicole Garcia– “A View of Love,” “Charlie Says”
Juan Antonio Garcia Bayona “The Impossible,” “The Orphanage”
Sarah Gavron “Suffragette,” “Brick Lane”
Lesli Linka Glatter “The Proposition,” “Now and Then”
Ciro Guerra* – “Embrace of the Serpent,” “The Wind Journeys”
Laura Amelia Guzmán “Sand Dollars,” “Carmita”
Sanaa Hamri “Just Wright,” “Something New”
Mia Hansen-Løve*– “Eden,” “The Father of My Children”
Mahamet-Saleh Haroun “Grigris,” “Our Father”
Mary Harron “The Notorious Bettie Page,” “American Psycho”
Marielle Heller*– “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Albert Hughes– “The Book of Eli,” “Dead Presidents”
Hou Hsiao-Hsien – “The Assassin,” “Three Times”
Patty Jenkins – “Wonder Woman,” “Monster”
Naomi Kawase* – “Still the Water,” “The Mourning Forest”
Abdellatif Kechiche – “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “Black Venus”
Abbas Kiarostami – “Certified Copy,” “Taste of Cherry”
So Yong Kim – “For Ellen,” “In Between Days”
Kiyoshi Kurosawa – “Seventh Code,” “Pulse”
Karyn Kusama – “Jennifer’s Body,” “Girlfight”
Francis H. Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “I Am Legend”
Tobias Lindholm* – “A War,” “A Hijacking”
Phyllida Lloyd – “The Iron Lady,” “Mamma Mia!”
Ken Loach – “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” “Kes”
Julia Loktev – “The Loneliest Planet,” “Day Night Day Night”
Ami Canaan Mann – “Jackie & Ryan,” “Texas Killing Fields”
Lucrecia Martel – “The Headless Woman,” “The Holy Girl”
Adam McKay* – “The Big Short,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”
Deepa Mehta – “Midnight’s Children,” “Water”
Ursula Meier – “Sister,” “Home”
Rebecca Miller* – “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “Personal Velocity”
Karen Moncrieff – “The Dead Girl,” “Blue Car”
Cristian Mungiu* – “Graduation,” “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”
Anna Muylaert – “The Second Mother”
László Nemes* – “Son of Saul”
María Novaro – “The Good Herbs,” “Lola”
Victor Nunez – “Spoken Word,” “Ulee’s Gold”
Euzhan Palcy – “Siméon,” “A Dry White Season”
Park Chan-wook* – “Stoker,” “Oldboy”
Lucía Puenzo – “The German Doctor,” “El Niño Pez”
Lynne Ramsay – “We Need to Talk about Kevin,” “Morvern Callar”
Dee Rees – “Pariah”
Nicolas Winding Refn – “Only God Forgives,” “Drive”
Patricia Riggen – “The 33,” “Girl in Progress”
Gillian Robespierre – “Obvious Child”
Patricia Rozema – “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” “Mansfield Park”
Marjane Satrapi – “The Voices,” “Persepolis”
Sam Taylor-Johnson – “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Nowhere Boy”
George Tillman Jr. – “Notorious,” “Soul Food”
Luis Valdez – “La Bamba,” “Zoot Suit”
Melvin Van Peebles – “Identity Crisis,” “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”
Margarethe von Trotta – “Rosenstrasse,” “Marianne and Juliane”
Lana Wachowski – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Matrix Trilogy”
Lilly Wachowski – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Matrix Trilogy”
Taika Waititi – “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “What We Do in the Shadows”
James Wan – “The Conjuring,” “Saw”
Keenan Ivory Wayans* – “Scary Movie,” “A Low Down Dirty Shame”
Apichatpong Weerasethakul – “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” “Tropical Malady”










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