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The Finnish Cow

Director: Gheorghe Preda

Screenplay: Gheorghe Preda

Cinematography: Marius Panduru

Cast: Toma Cuzin, Maria Obretin

Inspired by Guillemo Vargas, an artist who exhibited in 2008 at Habakkuk Centroamericana Honduras Biennale a very original artwork (a dog that was left to die of hunger), The Finnish cow by Gheorghe Preda depicts the story of a farmer, Fane, who sells a breed cow to a contemporary art museum, unaware of the fact that exhibiting that animal in a museum will cause him to radically change his life.

Gheorghe Preda

Born in 1960, in Brasov, Romania. Economical studies in Bucharest followed by filmmaking studies. Graduated at the University of Drama and Film, Bucharest and Master in cinema and audiovisual at the Sorbonne. He worked in television with ProTV, then TVR and Antena 1. Creative Director with MTV Romania (2002-2004). He is now a professor at the same University and the Artistic Director of the Realitatea TV news station. Made 6 short fiction movies (among them Le Cantique des cantiques, 1993 and Transfiguration, 1994, both selected in Montpellier), and 5 documentaries for television.In 2004, he began Îngerul necesar (An Angel Hooked on Me), a production financed by MDV Film in collaboration with the National Cinematography Centre and the Romanian Television. In 2011, he directed The Breakdown, short film selected in Montpellier. The Finnish Cow is his last short.