Short films

The Christmas Gift

Cadoul de Craciun

Film info

  • Country:Rumunjska
  • Director:Bogdan Muresanu
  • Year:2018
  • Duration:23'
  • Actors:Mircea Andreescu, Ioana Flora, Gabriela Hamzescu


On 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.

About the director

Award winning writer Bogdan Muresanu 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”. 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. 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.

Screening schedule

  • 04.07.2019.

    Terrace - Agency for waterways


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • Bobi
  • Turistička zajednica Vukovarsko-srijemske zajednice
  • Elatus
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo
  • PBZ

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