“WHO IS ROMANIA” Series

09/10 - 20/11/2020 @ online

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London will release the unique mini-series “Who is Romania”, to create visibility and awareness in Britain for extraordinary Romanian personalities and to promote Romania in an innovative manner.

“Who is Romania” are 7 short engaging episodes that tell the rich story of Romania through its most outstanding historical and cultural personalities.

  • Stephen the Great: Moldavian hero who built the painted monasteries, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  • Queen Marie of Romania: English-born Princess and World War I heroine, the ultimate A-lister of her time;
  • George Enescu: world-famous classical musician and composer;
  • Nicolae Grigorescu: founder of modern Romanian painting;
  • Constantin Brâncuși: patriarch of modern 20th century sculpture;
  • Mihail Sebastian: Jewish playwright and author of one of the foremost chronicles of the rise of fascism in Europe;
  • Liviu Ciulei: film and theatre director who inspired the New Wave of Romanian films.


“Who is Romania” is presented and written by historian & broadcaster Dr Tessa Dunlop. Passionate about Romania and a world expert in the early 20th century Romanian-British relations, Tessa speaks the language and is a best-selling author (The Bletchley Girls / The Century Girls) and award-winning presenter (BBC2’s Coast) in Britain. She first came to Romania in 1992 as a volunteer in an orphanage and now has her own Romanian family and is considered by many an informal ambassador for the country: ‘It has been an enormous pleasure to show off the extraordinary historical feats and personalities from a country that is so often misunderstood in the West. Hopefully these films will give you the back story and flavour of a remarkable people.’

“Who is Romania” is an initiative of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London and is produced by Storytailors, an international production house covering 40+ countries worldwide. 

Length: 7 episodes x 6/7 minutes
The episodes will be released weekly from 9th October on www.icr-london.co.uk and www.facebook.com/ICRLondon

Social Media: #WhoIsRomania @RCILondon @TessaDunlop

Episode 1: Stephen the Great

Episode 2: Queen Marie of Romania

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