In September, The Institute of Contemporary Arts presents Corneliu Porumboiu’s 'The Second Game' as part of their Cinematheque's Offside season, which showcases films that use football as a means to explore wider social and political issues.
'The Morometes' by Marin Preda - Excerpts from the 1957 English edition of the novel, translated by N. Mişu and published by The Foreign Languages Publishing House Bucharest, have been made available for e-readers. Click here to download.
Pianist Lia Popa, a young performer of impressive ability and energetic touch, debuts in the Romanian series at St-Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme perfectly balancing the lyrical evanescence of early Romanticism with the convulsions of the modern ego.
An alert, suspenseful crossover between theatre and film, the Romanian version of '39 Steps', Hitchcock’s espionage thriller and one of West End’s most enduring successes, will be presented in the Edinburgh Fringe by the famed Teatrul Foarte Mic of Bucharest as part of the Romanian artistic contingent showcasing in Britain’s summer cultural capital.
Visionary artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004), the greatest Romanian sculptor of the post-Brancusi era who numbered among his disciples international stars like Anish Kapoor, is celebrated at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds with a major retrospective presenting over 120 works, from drawings to sculptures and from poetry to film.
Complementing the substantial Romanian presence in Scotland's capital this summer, Romania’s foremost theatre critic and historian Octavian Saiu chairs two of the most expected talks at the Edinburgh Festival: 'The Scottish Supernatural' and 'The British Gothic'. Octavian Saiu is joined by famous journalist, art critic and social commentator Andrew Graham-Dixon.