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.
On 6 October, we resume our most popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a spectacular recital offered by violinist Remus AzoiÅ£ei and pianist Eduard Stan, the supreme experts in George Enescu's chamber work. With a programme that highlights the manifold connections between Romanian and French classical music, the duo’s hypnotic presence will prove once more why they are considered to have established the golden standard of Enescu’s interpretation.
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.
The second edition of 'The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists', our annual exhibition of Romanian artists who have made Great Britain their home, opens in 1 Belgrave Square with a visual celebration of the life and work of William Shakespeare 400 years after his death. The works comprise an eclectic mix of techniques and media, from painting and drawing to illustration and video.
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.