Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival (France), 2013
Transylvania International Film Festival, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2013
Next Film Festival, Bucharest (Romania), 2013
Grossmann Film and Wine Festival (Slovenia), 2013
Anonimul International Film Festival, Danube Delta (Romania), 2013
Fantasy FilmFest (Germany), 2013
Cambridge Film Festival (Great Britain), 2013
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden), 2013
Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest (France), 2013
Black Bear Filmfest Warszawa (Poland), 2013
Film Leben Festival Ilmenau (Germany), 2014
Ankara Film Festival, Focus: Romania (Turkey), 2014
Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival, Focus: TIFF, Rome (Italy), 2014
Independent Days Filmfest (Germany), 2015
Short Synopsis (Original)
Short Synopsis (English)
Bad Penny is a short film that tells the story of an encounter between a strange man and two thieves; a story about innocence and violence, wrapped in a layer of humor.
On a winter night, just before the holidays, two thugs, burdened by their sentimental problems, meet a tall dark man with a strange attitude. Going for a cheap way of obtaining a few money, that would solve one thug’s problems, they decide to take advantage of that man.
Little do they know the man is more than meets the eye. After coming in contact with him, they are amazed to find out that they are dealing with a magician; one that responds to every act of violence with an innocent magic trick that the thieves just don’t seem to understand.
Where’s that Christmas spirit?