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The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift
Director: Bogdan Mureșanu
Original title: The Christmas Gift
Script: Bogdan Mureșanu
Status: Moldavian Premiere
DoP: Tudor Platon
Age restrictions: 6+
Music: Sebastian Zsemlye
Country: Romania
Production year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Sound: Sebastian Zsemlye
Duration: 23 min.
Montage: Andrei Balasoiu
Producer: Bogdan Mureșanu, Vlad Iorga, Victor Dumitrovici, Eduardo M Escribano Solera, Dan Burlac
Language: Romanian
Distribution (actors): Iona Flora, Adrian Vancica, Luca Toma.


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.

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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.