Written by Marian Crisan and directed by Dumitru Grosei, THE GIFT was filmed in early December in the woods near the village Scundu, Valcea. The short film tells the story of a teenager boy who receives a pair of hunting binoculars as a Christmas gift. But what he wants most is to go hunting with his father …

The film deals with the relationship between a father and his son during a special day, the day when the boy goes hunting for the first time. The spotlight is on the boy, who is watched closely over a true initiation process and the viewers are living the character’s experience step by step. The role of the father is played by Valeriu Andriuta, best known for “Dupa dealuri / Beyond the Hills” by Cristian Mungiu and for the first time on film, the young actor Niko Becker as the boy.


Short film, shot 2013

Written by Marian Crisan & Dumitru Grosei

Directed by Dumitru Grosei

Produced by Andreea Tanase, Marian Crisan