Born Jan 1, 1970. From Bucharest, Romania.
Alexandru Maftei brought the most unlikely thing to current Romanian cinema, given its recent penchant for quiet introspection: a romantic comedy. Stylish and hilarious, “Hello! How Are You?” concerns a sexless married couple who both search for new love online—and find it in a most unlikely place. The film earned Maftei a spot on Variety’s European Directors to Watch list and suggests a surprising, unconventional career to come.