It's Maxim's birthday. He's 8 years old. He lives together only with his mother in a village not so close to the big city. For his birthday, his mother will take him to Bucharest, to McDonald's. There, Maxim hopes to meet his father.

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Maxim Adrian Strinu ...
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It's Maxim's birthday. He's 8 years old. He lives together only with his mother in a village not so close to the big city. For his birthday, his mother will take him to Bucharest, to McDonald's. There, Maxim hopes to meet his father.

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Marian Crisan shows us the inner idiosyncratic world of a young child.
27 August 2009 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Romanian filmmaker Marian Crisan has based his short film "Megatron" on an incident which has been inseparable part of his life.The funny thing about this Romanian short film "Megatron" is that it has kept a very low profile.No one would believe that such a simple structured film has won the prestigious Palme d'or for being the best short film at Cannes International Film Festival 2008.Megatron has scored nicely at various international film festivals showcasing short films as it has very high production values.It is true that American fast food chain Mcdonalds is featured in this film yet there is no hint neither of any anti American sentiment nor of any grudge against prevailing fast food culture in Eastern Europe.This is a very charming short film about a young, growing child's inner idiosyncratic world which experiences constant turmoil due to his getting sandwiched between his loving mother and an almost absent father.Romanian actors Maxim Trinu and Gabriela Crisu play their roles with great ease.


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