The 'Marin Preda Season' at the Romanian Cinemateque in London revisits some of the best adaptations of the great writer’s works culminating with an evening of superlative cinema with director Stere Gulea, the author of unsurpassed filmic adaptation of The Morometes.
To mark 60 years from the publication of Marin Preda's "The Morometes", we are proud to bring some of its memorable scenes to the digital age as an invitation to discover the whole version of the 1957 English translation. At the same time, we will engage in a conversation on Marin Preda’s legacy in Romania and Britain, featuring writer and academic Caius Dobrescu and renowned thespian Jack Klaff.
We welcome the very first day of summer with a melodic celebration as warm and luminous as the much-awaited solstice. Acclaimed soprano Delia Noble, who is set to appear alongside legendary Placido Domingo as Musetta in a new production of 'La Bohème', and young pianist Alexandru Laz─âr team-up for a feast of operatic evergreens and Romanian songs.
In a tour de force of dramatic flair and supreme acting skills, legendary stage and film actors Marcel Iure╚Ö ('Mission: Impossible', 'Hart’s War', 'Pirates of the Caribbean') and George Mih─âi╚Ť─â ('Reconstruction', 'The Silent Wedding'), under the accalimed direction of Alexandru Dabija, revive the colourful world of the Morometes from the homonymous novel by Marin Preda
As part of 'The Morometes 60: The Jubilee of a Masterpiece', we invite you to the opening of the photographic exhibition, 'Marin Preda: A life in pictures and books', a revealing incursion into the creative process of both a literary masterpiece and a great film.
Romanian folk music, dances, customs and crafts, technical inovations and scientific achievements prove very popular to foreign audiences and they always find their way into our programme. RCI's key partners in London are Horniman Museum, the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.