Radu Muntean was born in Bucharest, Romania. He graduated from the Film Directing section of the Romanian Theatre and Film Academy in 1994.
He has directed and written seven feature films and one documentary. His films premiered in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Locarno IFF and Un Certain Regard. His films were distributed in several countries, being well received both by the audience and by publications such as Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Le Monde.