Alex’s birthday is coming up soon and his father prepared a very special surprise for him. The night is going to be intense.
First Night had its world premiere in the Orizzonti Short Film Competition at Venice Film Festival, 2016. The cast includes young actors Alfredo Minea and Cristiana Luca, along with reknown actors Mimi Brănescu and Elvira Deatcu.
Andrei Tănase (born in 1982) studied cinema at the National Film School in Bucharest (UNATC) and works as a freelance screenwriter and director. His filmography includes awarded short films such as Summer Break (Luna Prize at NexT IFF 2015, TIFF, Namur, FilmFest Dresden), Claudiu and the Fish (TIFF, Cottbus, Namur, Molodist, 2013), Kings of the Castle (short documentary, 2010, co-directed with Vlad Ilicevici), Mc Russia (short documentary, 2008), Love Forever (short fiction, 2006), Myriapod (2004).
Director of photography: Barbu Bălășoiu
Editor: Andrei Bălășoiu
Sound-design: Tobias Peper
Re-recording: Andrew Mottl
Costume & production design: Monica Muntean
Co-produced by Deutsche Exotik Filmproduktion GmbH, Libra Film Productions, Commitet and ARTE/ SWR Germany