The Marshal`s Two Executions / Cele două execuții ale mareșalului
, directed by Radu Jude
and The Christmas Gift / Cadoul de Crăciun
, by Bogdan Mureșanu
, are part of the
international competition of the 27th edition of the Curtas Vila do Conde (July 6-14, 2019).
The Marshal`s Two Executions
confronts two different views of the execution of General Ion Antonescu – the archive footage and the fictional scene from the feature Oglinda
, directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu
after 1989 and dedicated to the Marshal. Ion Antonescu was responsible for the Odessa Massacre that the protagonist from „ I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom rămâne ca barbari”
tries to raise attention to, by means of a theatre performance that she works on.
In The Christmas Gift
, the letter that a boy wrote to Santa Claus turns his father`s evening into a thriller. On December 20, 1989, a few days after the bloody repression that took place in Timișoara, to his horror, his father finds out that his son sent a letter to Santa Claus, in which he said what he wanted. The boy had understood that his father wanted Ceaușescu dead.
Details: Curtas Vila do Conde