The Japanese Dog / Câinele japonez (2013)

Original title: Câinele japonez
English title: The Japanese Dog
Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Produced by: Libra Film Production
Production year: 2013
Length: 85 minutes
Production status: Released

After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods, and his son, who has been living in Japan, see each other again for the first time. Their expectations run high and during this brief reencounter, both try to overcome the distance that has grown between them. When his son and his family have to part, they leave him a Japanese Robodog as a souvenir of their visit that will ultimately change his life forever.

Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Scriptwriters: Ioan Antoci, Gabriel Gheorghe, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Cinematography: Andrei Butica
Editing: Dragoș Apetri
Sound: Vlad Voinescu, Filip Mureșan
Art direction: Cezara Armașu
Costumes: Alexandra Alma Ungureanu
Executive producer: Bogdan Crăciun
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu
Produced by: Libra Film
Victor Rebengiuc
Șerban Pavlu
Kana Hashimoto
Toma Hashimoto
Ioana Abur
Alexandrina Halic
Laurențiu Lazăr
Constantin Drăgănescu
Cuzin Toma
Emilia Dobrin
Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for the Best Eastern and Central European Script, Scripteast Program, Cannes, 2009
Best film (ex aequo), Warsaw Film Festival, Poland 2013
Best Film, Vilnius International Film Festival, Latvia, 2014

Selected at:
San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain, 2013
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland 2013
Mumbai International Film Festival, India 2013
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2013
SBIFF Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2014
Vilnius International Film Festival, Latvia, 2014
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA, 2014
Febiofest International Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014
Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey, 2014
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK, 2014