The Christmas Gift

March 7, 2020 - 2:15pm
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Writer(s): 
Bogdan Muresanu
Producer(s): 
Bogdan Muresanu
Eduardo M Escribano Solera
Victor Dumitrovici
Vlad Iorga
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0:20:01
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Date Completed: 
June, 2018

Awards

Krakow Film Festival Krakow June 1, 2018 World Premiere Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Poland Transylvania International Film Festival Transylvania June 14, 2018 National Premiere Winner Best National Film Award Romania Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren August 11, 2018 Kosovo Alcine Festival de cine Europeo de Alcalá de Henares Alcalá de Henares October 31, 2018 Spanish Premiere (Winner) Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Spain Brest European Film Festival Brest October 11, 2018 France Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier October 12, 2018 France Cottbus International Film Festival Cottbus November 2, 2018 Winner Germany Zinebi Bilbao International Documentary & Short Film Festival Bilbao November 10, 2018 Spanish Premiere (Winner) Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Spain Thessaloniki International Film Festival Thessaloniki November 23, 2018 Greece Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival Berlín November 27, 2018 Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Germany Leuven International Short Film Festival Leuven December 7, 2018 Belgium Premiere Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Belgium Clermont Ferrand International Shortf Film Festival Clermont Ferrand February 9, 2019 Oscars Qualifying Film Festival France Tampere Film Festival Tampere April 6, 2019 Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Finland Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen April 5, 2019 Netherlands Premiere Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Netherlands Riverrun International Film Festival Salem, Carolina del Norte April 11, 2019 Oscars Qualifying Film Festival United States Busan International Film Festival Busan April 18, 2019 Asian Premiere Oscars Qualifying Film Festival Korea, Republic of Athens Ohio International Film & Video Festival Athens May 17, 2019 Oscar Qualifying Film Festival United States

On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after 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 wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father's desire was to see Ceausescu dead.

Director(s): 

Bogdan Muresanu

He produced and directed his first short film in 2012, based on his own script, “Half Shaved”. It won the Audience Award at “Anonimul” IFF Sf. Gheorghe (Romania) and was shown in festivals in Montreal, Cinequest, Cleveland, Reykjavik, York, Oaxaca, Maremetraggio, Lille, Reggio.
“Half Shaved” (2012, drama, 12’)

In 2016, Bogdan finished his next short called “Spid”. Same year, a short art film “Negruzzi 14” was show-cased at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in 2016.

In 2018, the short animation called The Magician was undergoing pre-production while the short fiction The Christmas Gift was travelling the world winning no less than 10 awards in less than 6 months.