The Christmas Gift

Romania, Spain / 2018 / fiction / 23' / Short Matters!

On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a letter of wishes to Santa. As far as the child understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead. ((Tampere Short Film Candidate, Winner of the European Film Award 2019)

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directed by
Bogdan Mureşanu

Director, screenwriter and producer. An author of several short films and animations, he debuted with the award-winning film "Half Shaved" (2012). This production has been screened at festivals across the globe, including those in Montreal, Cleveland, Reykjavik, York and Oaxaca.

cinematography
Tudor Platon
script
Bogdan Mureşanu
cast
Adrian Văncică, Ioana Flora
sound
Sebastian Zsemlye
editing
Andrei Bălăşoiu
production
Bogdan Mureşanu, Vlad Iorga, Victor Dumitrovici, Eduardo M Escribano Solera
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The Christmas Gift
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