Cristi Puiu is a Romanian film director and screenwriter.
Son of Iuliana and Emilian Puiu he lives in Bucharest and is married with Anca Puiu. He and Anca have 3 children - Smaranda, Ileana and Zoe.
In year 2004 he founded with Anca Puiu and Alex Munteanu the Romanian cinema production company Mandragora.
Puiu's first interest in art was painting and in 1992, he was admitted as a student at the Painting Department of Ecole Superieure d'Arts Visuels in Geneva. After the first year he switched to film studies at the same school and graduated in 1996. After returning to Romania, Cristi Puiu started directing and writing his first films, generally enjoying critical success.