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18TH FILM PROGRAMME

CELED

Fiction
Romania , 2019, 23'09''
Director: Anghel Damian
Producer: Anca Damian, Anghel Damian

Synopsis: The short film "CELED" (MINION) captures a moment in the life of a 7-year-old boy from Romania, today. The child is brought by his father to a sheepfold and offered as labor force - the shepherd’s help, for cheese and other goods. The child has no name in the film, because no one bothers of calling him by his name, neither the father, nor the shepherd, thus remaining only a part of the contract, exchange for labor. In the first day of service, the child loses a sheep of the 300 he has to manage. He is beaten by the shepherd, and the father's arrival to "take" him and pay the damages is imminent. After a white night spent in the barn that serves as a bedroom, the child starts looking for the sheep before the shepherd wakes up. Thus, begins his coming-of-age story.

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Director: Anghel Damian
Anghel Damian was born on the 9th of August 1991, in a family of well-known Roman- ian filmmakers. The young Damian started his act- ing career at the age of 17, at first in theatre and independent short films. He got admitted at the National University of The- atrical and Cinematography Arts with a merit scholarship for the Acting Pro- gramme, and finished his studies with a perfect 10 (A+) average. While still in school, he was awarded best Actor Award at CinemaIubit International Film Festival for his roles in three different short films. After graduation, he landed his first major television role, play- ing the antagonist part for 70 episodes, in a well-known Romanian TV-Series - " Lost Angels". He also got his debut for his first feature film with a secondary role in " Rox- anne" directed by Vali Hotea, a film that pre- miered at the Locarno Film Festival in 2013. In the autumn of 2013, he won the Award for Best Young Comedy Actor at the National Gala for Young Talent "Gala Hop" 2013, a well-known Romanian Theatre Gala. In 2014 he was named one the 20 young European actors to watch at Subtitle Film Festival. He also got involved in Film and Theatre Produc- tion, as he produced two short films and co-produced numerous plays in the independent theatre. He began writing for film, completing first feature film script: Marona's Fantastic Adventure ( Premiere: Festival Annecy 2019) As of December 2015, he was appointed Personal Advis- er in Theatre Management for the Minister of Culture and served dur- ing the mandate of Vlad Alexandrescu and Corina Suteu until January 2017. In may 2017 he was hired as an actor at Bucharest Theatre of Comedy (Teatrul de Comedie) and landed the main part in the TV se- ries " Saturday Night Years" created by Nae Caranfil ( to be nationally televised in 2018) . Also, during the year 2018, he began his collabo- ration with the world renowned theatre director - Andrei Serban, being a central part in two of his


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