Ioana Uricaru is a director, screenwriter and Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Born in Cluj, Romania, she earned her MSci in biochemistry from the University of Bucharest before she decided to become a filmmaker.
In 2001 she relocated to Los Angeles to study at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she received her MFA in Film and Television Production and PhD in Critical Studies.
Uricaru’s films have been included in the official selections at, among others, Cannes (2009), Sundance (2011), and the American Film Institute (2007). She co-directed the omnibus Tales from the Golden Age (Mobra Films, 2009), distributed commercially in over 30 countries. Her first feature project as a writer/director, Lemonade was supported by the Cinefondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Directors’ lab program.