Marian Ţuţui is a researcher at the Romanian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Art History and professor of cinema history at Hyperion University, Bucharest. Between 1995-2013 he was the curator of the Romanian Film Archive. He is the author of: A Short History of Romanian Cinema (2005, 2011, in Romanian and English); Manakia Bros or the Image of the Balkans (2005, 2009 in Romanian and English); and Orient Express: Romanian and Balkan Cinema (2008, 2011 in Romanian and English). He has edited the volumes Escape from the Balkans (2013) and The Comedy of the Balkans (2014). His film criticism has appeared in numerous international publications. Since 2010 he is the director of Divan Film Festival.