A Surprising Night

“Date Night” is the comedy short film by director Stela Pelin, known for “The Wall” or Kurgan Oblast, short films that have traveled to festivals around the world. “Date Night” won the award for the best Romanian film at Timishort 2018, the IPIFF trophy for the best short film at Indie IPIFF 2018 and the award for the best Romanian short film at the Short Film Breaks 2018.

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Directed by: Stela Pelin
Script by: Stela Pelin
Producer: Claudiu Mitcu, we are basca
Cast: Ionuț Niculae, Ilona Brezoianu, Răzvan Oprea, Claudiu Trandafir, Iulian Burciu, Adina Cristescu, Eduard Cîrlan, Selina Colceru
Cinematography: Alexandru Mihai
Edited by: Vadim Severin
Scenography: Răzvan Bordoș
Category: short film
Genre: comedy
Duration: 12 min
Year: 2017

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In “Date Night”, Andrei is fired from a car wash shortly before his wedding.

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Andrei works at a crummy car-wash. Due to a series of unfortunate events he gets fired. This is terrible news for Andrei giving the fact that he is getting married soon. At home the couple gets in quarrel and Andrei tells a story to avoid the fight. Who knew this was going to be a bad idea?


  • Romanian Film Days, TIFF, 2017
  • Brest European Short Film Festival, 2017
  • Cinemed Montpellier, 2017
  • Award for the best Romanian film, Timishort, 2018
  • IPIFF Trophy for Best Short Film, Indie IPIFF, 2018
  • Award for the best Romanian short film, Short Film Breaks, 2018