28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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You Are Ceaușescu to Me
You Are Ceaușescu to Me
You Are Ceaușescu to Me
You Are Ceaușescu to Me
You Are Ceaușescu to Me

You Are Ceaușescu to Me

director: Sebastian Mihăilescu
original title: Pentru mine tu ești Ceaușescu
country: Romania
year: 2021
running time: 100 min.


High school and university students, a teacher or a gigolo meet in a vacant warehouse that is turning into a film studio. They will reenact scenes from the life of former Romanian President Nicolae Ceaușescu. His fight against fascism, joining the Communist Party, his imprisonment and his trial. The more intensely the actors get into their roles, the more they reveal about themselves during the breaks in filming. Together with the profile of the communist leader as a young man, this creates a collective portrait of contemporary Romanian youth, their value priorities and their relationship with history in an experimental space between fiction and documentary.   

„The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.“ (William James)


Romanian director Sebastian Mihăilescu (1983) graduated from the University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. His short film Old Luxurious Flat Located in an Ultra-central Neighborhood (2016) competed at the Locarno Film Festival and was also shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In addition to documentaries and feature films, he also makes commercials.

more about film

director: Sebastian Mihăilescu
producer: Claudiu Mitcu, Ioachim Stroe, Robert Fița
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas