vanina vignal
How do we carry on living, afterwards, when we’ve grown up with a dictatorship, when we shaped our lives under this dictatorship, when it’s part of us ? Digging where it hurts is what I have done in Roumania for my previous films (family secret under communism dictatorship + immigration after the fall), it’s also what I’m doing in France for my future films (incest). This interest has drawn me to Germany, to its innerland scar (Borderland’s film project). Vanina Vignal
După studii de teatru la Şcoala Internațională de Teatru şi Mişcare Jacques Lecoq şi apoi la Academia de Teatru şi Film din România (SANDA MANU), Vanina Vignal a fost mai întâi actriţă. Apoi a fost asistent de montaj si asistent de regie, înainte de a-şi crea propriile proiecte documentare. Vorbeşte fluent româna, ceea ce i-a permis să aibă acces direct la persoanele pe care a ales să le filmeze in Romania.
Vanina Vignal is member of ADDOC (association des cinéastes documentaristes), of l’ACID (Association du cinéma indépendant pour sa diffusion), and SRF (Société des réalisateurs de films).
Vanina Vignal – Translation and adaptation Romanian/French
Vanina Vignal has translated and adapted Stella’s, Dimi’s (TV command) and After the silence’s subtitles. She will translate the other films she’ll shoot in Romania.
Since Stella, she has done a number of translations for other directors (subtitles ans scripts). Some of the films are listed below:
She started by translating and adapting the subtitles for the Romanian fiction feature film,
4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, by Cristian Mungiu
Official Selection – Golden Palm at the International film festival of Cannes 2007
4 months, 3 weeks and 2 weeks’s official site – Cannes Festival
Cannes festival 2007 and 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 weeks’s by christian mungiu
Site de Mobra Films
why not productions
French release – 29 August 2007
In 2008, she also translated Three days in Tanacu, a fiction feature length scenario, for Lucian Pintilie, but its production was interrupted.
The story became the scenario of Beyond the Hills, by Cristian Mungiu (based on the non fiction novel of Tatiana Niculescu Bran), premiered in Cannes in 2012.
Ashes and Blood (Cendres et sang) by Fanny Ardant
Official Selection – Out of Competition – Special screening – Festival de Cannes 2009.
The film site
Alfama films’s site
French release – 9 september 2009
The happiest girl in the world, by Radu Jude
Selected at the Berlinale 2009 – Forum
Prix C.I.C.A.E. de la Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et Essai.
Selection Cannes ACID
The happiest girl in the world site
HiFilm’s site
French release  – 16 december 2009
Tales of the golden age 1 + Tales of the golden age 2 (Amintiri din epoca de aur). Scenario and production by Cristian Mungiu
Co-direction (6 short films in two feature films) by Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Höefer, Constantin Popescu et Razvan Marculescu
Editing – Dana Bunescu
Official Selection – Un certain regard – Cannes 2009
Cannes film festival website
Official site of the film :
Mobra Films website
French release  – 30 December 2009 and 14 July 2010
Cautare – 30’- short documentary film by Ionut Piturescu
Quinzaine des réalisateurs 2010 – Prix du Court Métrage
Feature length documentary by ANDREI UJICA – ICON productions, Roumania
Official Selection – Out of Competition – Festival de Cannes 2010
Editing – Dana Bunescu
Distributor – Mandragora International
French release – 13 April 2011
In 2011, while completing the editing for her own film, Vanina Vignal translated the scenario for Cristian Mungiu’s next film… and while starting the Festival life of AFTER THE SILENCE, Vanina Vignal translated and adaptated the subtitles of :
BEYOND THE HILLS by Cristian Mungiu
Official Selection Festival de Cannes 2012
Best Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu
Best actress(es) Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan
Production MOBRA FILM – Intrarea Serdarului, 5 Bucharest – Roumanie T : +40 21 6664827 – – – WHY NOT (FRANCE) – LES FILMS DU FLEUVE (FRANCE) – FRANCE 3 CINEMA (FRANCE) – MANDRAGORA MOVIES (ROMANIA)
Distribution LE PACTE  +33 (0)1 44 69 59 59 –
Foreign sales  WILD BUNCH –
French Release – end of 2012
In 2015, while she was learning german for one of her next films, Vanina Vignal has translated the scenario of GRADUATION, the next film of Cristian Mungiu, then she translated-adapted the subtitles of different versions of its editing… before delivering the final version for Cannes :
GRADUATION  by Cristian Mungiu
Official selection of the Festival de Cannes 2016
Prix de la mise en scène (Best director) Cristian Mungiu
MOBRA FILMS – Intrarea Serdarului, 5 – Bucharest – Roumanie T : +40 21 6664827 – – – WHY NOT (FRANCE) – LES FILMS DU FLEUVE (FRANCE) – CANAL + (FRANCE) – FRANCE TELEVISIONS (FRANCE)
Distribution LE PACTE – +33 (0)1 44 69 59 59 –
Ventes à l’étranger WILD BUNCH –
Sélection officielle LOCARNO 2016
Prix spécial du jury
Production Hi Films
In 2017, Vanina Vignal has translated the scenario of LA GOMERA, the next film of Corneliu Porumboiu.