Romanian director Cristian Mungiu has received the BBC Four World Cinema Award at the British Film Institute in London for his film 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days. Members of the jury included famous actors John Hurt and Adrian Lester. Mungiu declared that BBC represents a symbol of quality, professionalism and tradition.

The film was selected in the detriment of other movies among which Persepolis or Gomorra. This is not the first time when a Romanian film director receives this award. The first was Cristi Puiu, for The Death of Mr. Lazarescu in 2007.