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Adalbert’s Dream mines the Romanian communist past for a dryly funny tale of ordinary people just getting on with their lives. A work accident is re-enacted, but the re-enactment turns into a new accident: the worker playing the victim gets his hand cut off, as well.

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Gabriel Achim was born in Romania in 1975. He was recently awarded a Degree in Film Directing by the National University of Drama and Film, Bucharest. After working for ten years as a HR Director and Consultant for international companies, since 2004 he has worked as a director and producer. He has written, produced and directed several short features, which have been presented and awarded at both national and international film festivals: SAGA (2006) and BRIC-BRAC (2008). His first feature length film as scriptwriter and director was be ADALBERT'S DREAM. His second feature, THE LAST DAY, was awarded the Best Feature Award in the Romanian Days section of the Transilvania IFF.

  • 8th Reykjavik International Film Festival Official Competition, Reykjavik, Island
  • 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival Balkan Survey, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Special Mention
    15th Black Nights Film Festival Official Competition, Tallin, Estonia
  • 10th Transylvania International Film Festival Romanian Days, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Nashville Film Festival 2012 Narrative Features Competition, Nashville, USA
  • Bradford International Film Festival 2012 International Competition, Bradford, USA
  • 12th Go-East Wiesbaden International Film Festival Official Competition, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 16th Sofia Film Fest Official Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 5th Romanian Film Festival in New York
  • 17th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 23rd Toulouse International Film Festival Toulouse, France
  • 11th Festival Internacional de Cinnema Independente IndieLisboa Lisbon, Portugal
  • Best Debut
    Gopo Awards 2013
  • Director
    Gabriel Achim
  • Scriptwriter
    Gabriel Achim, Cosmin Manolache
  • Producers
    Gabriel Achim, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan
  • Cinematographer
    George Chiper
  • Editor
    Cristian Nicolescu, Stefan Tatu
  • Production Designer
    Vali Ighigheanu
  • Costume Designer
    Luminita Mihai
  • Sound Designer
    Dan-Stefan Rucăreanu, Filip Mureșan, Vlad Voinescu
  • Running time
  • Shooting format
  • Screening format
    DCP, 35mm
  • Aspect ratio
  • Sound
    Dolby 5.1