A graduate of the National Film University in Bucharest in 1994, Andrei Gruzsniczki became assistant director to Romania’s most acclaimed filmmaker, Lucian Pintilie, for his Next Stop, Paradise and Niki and Flo. Andrei also wrote and directed short films and TV productions. His debut, The Other Irene, won the FIPRESCI Award at CinePecs Moveast IFF 2008 and was the Best Romanian Feature at Transylvania IFF in 2009. His second feature film, Quod Erat Demonstrandum, won the Special Jury Award at the Rome IFF in 2013. Andrei’s third feature, Zavera, was in competition at the Cairo IFF in 2019. No Rest for the Old Lady had its world premiere at the Moscow IFF earlier this year and was slated for the Tiantan Award Competition at the now-postponed Beijing IFF.