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National Competition I + Q & A

Festivalul Internațional de Film NexT, Ediția a 12-a

National Competition I + Q & A Festivalul Internațional de Film NexT, Ediția a 12-a

A CHRISTMAS GIFT/ CADOUL DE CRĂCIUN (Romania, Spain, 2018, 23’) Director: Bogdan Mureșanu

On the 20th 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.


DATE NIGHT (Romania, 2017, 17’) Director: Stela Pelin

Andrei works at a crummy car-wash. Due to a series of unfortunate events, he gets fired. This is terrible news for Andrei, giving the fact that he is getting married soon. At home, the couple gets in quarrel, and Andrei tells a story to avoid the fight. Who knew this was going to be a bad idea?


SILENCE /LINIŞTE (Romania, Austria, 2018, 15’) Director: Alex Iureș

Two brothers who haven’t seen each other for a long time, meet to decide the arrangements for their mother’s funeral. She died unexpectedly, of a brain stroke. It is a time for grief and remorse, but also accusations and unsaid things. And one last question remains unanswered: can they still be a family? Were they ever?


THE MYSTERY OF A SIMPLE CASE/ MISTERUL UNUI CAZ SIMPLU (Romania, 2017, 17’21’’) Director: Vera Surățel

A cook that goes by the name Grişa (48 years old) is happily married with Eliza (45 years old), but all of the sudden, he develops a crush on the young woman next door.


THE BEAST/ BESTIA (Romania, 2017, 17’) Director: Andreea Lăcătuș

Iulică and Denis, two young policemen in a mountain town, have a hard day at work: they must find the beast running free on the streets. Meanwhile, Rodica has the day of her career. In the end, the borders of truth become more and more fluid.

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