My Father’s Words – Romania 15′ 2017
Director: Cristina Juks
Director of Photography: Patru Paunescu
Cast: Cristina Juks; Katalin Berekmeri; Andras Korpos
Producer: Cristina Juks; Bernhard Renner
After her mother’s death and a wrecked marriage, a woman tries to reconnect with her father, although more than 30 years of silence stand between them.
Born in Romania in Bacău county, in thecountryside, Cristina spent her childhood andadolescence studying music – starting with classical canto and folk music, then jazz. Afterhigh school graduation, she studied biology at the Julius Maximilians Universität din Würzburg,Germany.
However, in 2004, she decided to change her career direction and follow her childhooddreams, becoming a student of the TheatricalArts University in Târgu Mureș, Romania. With
a licence degree in Acting, Cristina Juks worked as an actress of the National Theater in Târgu Mureș for five years, then she continued herartistic career as a freelancer, colaborating
with the Radu Stanca National Theater in
Sibiu, playing in both Romanian and Germanspeaking shows, under the direction of well known directors such as Silviu Purcărete (Faust), Radu Afrim (Tattoo) or Armin Petras (Nathan Înțeleptul).
Her cinematographic debut took place in 2014,when she played Geta in Palatul Pionierilor,by Bobby Păunescu, a film that had its world premiere as part of the official selection atSundance Film Festival, USA. Cristina alsostarted to study screenwriting and directing, experimenting with them in different projects.Limba Paternă // In my father’s words is one of the projects she started in 2016 and that marksher debut as a director and writer.