In recent years Romanian films have won prizes and praise a-plenty: it’s time to explore what makes them so special! The Romanian Cultural Institute in London an the British Film Institute proudly announce the opening of 'Revolution in Realism: The New Romanian Cinema' - the biggest showcase of Romanian cinema ever to have taken place in Britain, and possibly beyond.
George Matei Cantacuzino, the multi-faceted Romanian architect, painter and author, is celebrated through a kaleidoscopic event that aims at remembering one of the greatest cultural figures of antebellum Romania. The evening will be opened by the launch of Ion Mihai Cantacuzino’s 'A Prince Among Communists. From the Belle Époque to the People's Republic (Romania 1899 - 1960)'.
As summer sets in we are back in the musical temple of Trafalgar Square with a piano recital offered by wonderfully gifted Daria Tudor. The programme will include, alongside George Enescu’s 'Bourée', works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Lizst, and Frédéric Chopin.
One of the most original Romanian theatre companies, Teatrul Masca of Bucharest, will perform in London on August 6-7 as part of the Night of Festivals, the noisily spectacular celebration of freedom and democracy taking over the South bank of the Thames in high summer. Founded and managed by renowned actor-director Mihai Mălaimare, Masca is the only Romanian company specialised in mime, gesture and physical theatre.
Join us at the Romanian Cultural Institute for a revealing photographic journey into the life of Romanian monarchy. Taken by Daniel Angelescu, the official photographer of the Royal House of Romania, the snapshots chronicle the private and official life of the Royal Family, including evocative images and portraits of His Majesty King Michael, Her Majesty Queen Anne, HRH Crown Princess Margareta, and HRH Prince Radu.
Join us at the Romanian Cultural Institute for a memorable encounter with HRH Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, one of the most revered leaders of the Romanian civic society and daughter of His Majesty King Michael I of Romania. The address will discuss the role of monarchy in the making of modern Romania and will be followed by a Q&A.