The Anniversary


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The Anniversary.

Today, Rosa celebrates the anniversary of her engagement with Roberto. While she waits for him for dinner, she spends the afternoon in the pool with her younger brother Angelo. They begin to comment on a news story happened a few days earlier: the body of a boy found in a field a few kilometres from the city. Roberto arrives before they expected: the glances between the three become enigmatic and restless.


Born in Bucharest in 1994, in 2016 he moved to Italy, where, in 2018, he began collaborating with the international sales agency The Open Reel. He wrote several subjects, one of which later became the screenplay for a short he also directed in 2020: It’s Just in My Head, starring Claudio Segaluscio and Carmine Fabbricatore, selected at almost 50 international film festivals and distributed in DVD and VOD in several territories. He has just finished his second short film entitled The Anniversary.


  • Title
    The Anniversary
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    17′, col.

  • Director
    Marius Gabriel Stancu
  • Screenplay 
    Marius Gabriel Stancu
  • Editing
    Marco Spinnicchia
  • Photography
    Xiao Duan

  • Sound
    Samuel Desideri,
    David Tarantino
  • Music
    The Pillheads,
    Kenzo Diaze
  • Makeup Artist
    Ornella Angiulli
  • Cast
    Joseph Altamura, Tobia De Angelis,
    Stella Mastrantonio, Andrea Pittorino

  • Producer
    Cosimo Santoro
  • Production
    The Open Reel

  • PÖFF Tallin Black Nights 2022 – Rebels with a Cause Competition
  • TFF Torino Film Festival 2022 – Italian Short Film Competition
  • Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest 2023 – Panorama
  • Wicked Queer Boston 2023
  • Outshine Miami 2023
  • Freiburg Gay Film Festival 2023
  • Lanzarote International Film Festival 2023 – International Competition
  • Vicoli Corti Film Festival Massafra 2023 – Short Film Competition
  • Shorts Mexico Mexico City 2023 – World Cinema
  • Vues d’en face Grenoble 2023
  • Coming Out Days Festival LGBT Chisinau 2023
  • Cagliari USN Sardinia Queer Film Expo 2023
  • TLVFest Tel Aviv 2023
  • Festival Mix Brasil São Paulo 2023 – Shorts Programme
  • ZeFestival Nice 2023
  • Seoul International Pride Film Festival 2023
  • Rome Independent Film Festival 2023 – National Short Film Competition

  • Vicoli Corti Film Festival Massafra 2023 – Audience Award

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