The BFI London Film Festival will be rolling out the red carpet for Romanian cinema in style: the most acclaimed Romanian directors of the moment will premiere their recent films in Britain’s grandest cinematic showcase. We take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on three amazing new productions, 'Sieranevada' by Cristi Puiu, 'Graduation' by Cristian Mungiu and 'Scarred Hearts' by Radu Jude.
Romanian novelists and diplomat Claudiu Florian reflects on arts and international politics in a troubled time in the company of British author and translator Tim Parks, French novelist Antoine Laurain and British writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh. The event is part of the *EURO STARS* series organised by the European Literature Network and chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.
Amazing pianist and indefatigable cultural campaigner Raluca StirbÄƒÅ£, an outstanding musician hailed for her “dark sensuality”, returns to London with a programme that showcases her exceptional assurance and technical bravura. With this occasion she will be launching her lates world premiere CD - Enescu’s complete piano works .
Gigi CÄƒciuleanu returns to London with another brilliant show, which marvellously documents the maddening process by which a "humble" minute of dance is produced. Different every time, the performance is created and re-created on the spot, taken by the flux of momentary inspiration. The great choreographer himself is joined by dancers Irina Åžtefan and RÄƒzvan Stoian together with musician Paul Ilea in a show as unexpected as everybody’s next minute in life.
140 years after his birth, we shed new light on the modernist giant, Romanian sculptor Constantin BrâncuÈ™i through a thought-provoking exhibition of drawings by artist Raluca Popa, curated by Simona Nastac and complemented by a talk in the company of art historian Doina Lemny, the author of the seminal 'Brancusi – an Artist without Frontiers'.
We celebrate HM King Michael of Romania’s 95 birthday by exploring the beloved monarch’s extraordinary life and achievements, as well as the rich historical connections between the Romanian and British Royal Dynasties in the company of film-maker John Florescu, Reverend Professor Peter Galloway, historian Matthew Hughes, architecture professor Augustin Ioan, and historian Filip Iorga.