Eliade on Film

26/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

As a tribute to Mircea Eliade, the great Romanian scholar and writer, the April  film at the Romanian Cinematheque is 'The Bengali Night', inspired by his most famous fictional work, 'Maitreyi'.


Inspired by the story of young Eliade’s infatuation for a beautiful Indian girl, the film explores the mystery of Indian culture and philosophy as well as the invisible cultural barriers that doom the relationship between lovers belonging to different civilizations. Hugh Grant stars as a British engineer who falls in love with his employer’s eldest daughter, Gayatri (Supriya Pathak). 


France, Switzerland, United Kingdom | 1988 | 115 min | Directed by: Nicolas Klotz | With: Hugh Grant, John Hurt, Soumitra Chatterjee, Shabana Azmi and Supriya Pathak. In French with English subtitles.


When:  26 April, 7pm

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH.

Admission is free and the seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please confirm your attendance at Eventbrite.


In the press: CEEL, 12 May 2016