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A CHRISTMAS GIFT
CADOUL DE CRĂCIUN

Romania, Spain, 2018, 23′

On the 20 th of December 1989, a few days after Ceaușescu’s bloody repression in Timișoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he found out that his little son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceaușescu dead.

Main Prize, Short Film Competition – Cottbus International Film Festival, Germany, 2018
Special Mention – Cinemed Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen, Montpellier, France, 2018
Best Screenplay – ZINEBI Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Spain, 2018
Best Short Film – Izmir International Film Festival, Turkey, 2018
Best Short Film, National Competition – Transylvania International Film Festival, Romania, 2018.

Bogdan Mureșanu
Director
Bogdan Mureșanu
Director

Award-winning writer Bogdan Mureșanu has shifted from literature and advertising to cinema, with equal
success. He produced and directed his first short film in 2012, based on his own script, Half Shaved. The
film won the Audience Award at “Anonimul” International Film Festival, and was shown in film festivals
in Montreal, Cleveland, Reykjavik, York, Oaxaca, Lille, Reggio. In 2016, Bogdan finished his next short
film, Spid. In 2017, the short animation The Magician was undergoing pre-production. 1985, his feature
film script, won the Best Pitch Award in “The Pitch”, at the “Transylvania” International Film Festival.

Sebastian Zsemlye
Sound Designer
Sebastian Zsemlye
Sound Designer

Passionate about sound and music, Sebastian Zsemlye makes his debut in high school, with three
electronic music albums. After graduating Multimedia studies, at National University of Theatre and Film
“I. L. Caragiale” in Bucharest, in 2003, he has provided his input, as a sound designer to the success of
many Romanian films, awarded in major film festivals. He has specialized particularly in foley (post-
synch of noises), and has thusly become one of the only professional foley artists in Romania.

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