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FILM

1 Jul, 21.00
RichMix London
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DISTURBING DRAMA 'THE WORLD IS MINE' PREMIERES AT THE EAST END FILM FESTIVAL

We are excited to add a new chapter to our long-standing collaboration with the East End Film Festival by working together to set up the British premiere of one of the most anticipated Romanian debuts of 2015: 'The World is Mine' by young director Nicolae Constantin Tănase. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. more

LITERATURE & FILM

5 July, 19.00
RCI London
Free

G.M. CANTACUZINO: THE ARCHITECTURE OF DIGNITY

George Matei Cantacuzino, the multi-faceted Romanian architect, painter and author, is celebrated at the Romanian Cultural Institute through a kaleidoscopic event that aims at remembering one of the greatest cultural figures of antebellum Romania. The launch of Ion Mihai Cantacuzino’s 'A Prince Among Communists. From the Belle Époque to the People's Republic (Romania 1899-1960)' will be followed by the screening of 'Letters from George' by George Rowell. With introductory remarks by Șerban Cantacuzino CBE. more

FILM

7 July, 19.00
RCI London
Free

'CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'' AT THE ROMANIAN CINEMATHEQUE

Our film season 'Revolution in Realism. The New Romanian Cinema' continues throughout July at the Romanian Cinematheque. Cristian Nemescu’s posthumous feature debut, 'California Dreamin'', was inspired by an event that had occurred in the late 1990s during the Kosovo war. A village station master in a Bucharest suburb blocks a train filled with military equipment and American marines for lack of legitimate customs papers. more

FILM

11 July, 19.00
RCI London
Free

SPECIAL SCREENING: 'FRANCESCA' + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR BOBBY PĂUNESCU

One of the opening films of the 2009 Venice Film Festival, Păunescu’s acclaimed drama 'Francesca' is an unsettling story about risktaking, ambition and perilous choices set against the background of the Bucharest underworld. Francesca is a young kindergarten teacher who dreams to find a better life for herself in Italy, but her expectations are mugged by reality.  more

TALK

13 July, 19.00
RCI London
Free

A ROYAL CONVERSATION: HRH CROWN PRINCESS MARGARETA AT RCI LONDON

You are welcome at 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. With introductory remarks by HE Dan Mihalache, the Ambassador of Romania to the Court of St. James's, Mr Andrew Popper, Honorary Master of the Household of His Majesty King Michael I of Romania, and Mr Dorian Branea, the RCI London Director. more

VISUAL ARTS

13 July - 16 Sept
RCI London
Free

 

THE ROYAL FAMILY OF ROMANIA IN PICTURES

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. more

FILM

14 July, 19.00
RCI London
Free

 

'DOMESTIC' AT THE ROMANIAN CINEMATHEQUE

Wonderfully surreal and painfully real, Adrian Sitaru’s third feature explores the ups and downs of living surrounded by pets in a crowded apartment building. A bittersweet comedy, 'Domestic' offers a hilarious and insightful take on one of man’s oldest and most irresistible penchants. more

THEATRE

15-17 July
Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston College, London
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'WHISPERS: AN ARMENIAN TALE' ('STAIPELOCHIAN'), IN LONDON

The Romanian Cultural Institute and the International Youth Arts Festival Kingston proudly present the British premiere of 'Whispers: an Armenian Tale' ('Staipelochian'), an eye-opening production of Rampa Theatre Company in Bucharest. Based on Nobel nominee Varujan Vosganian’s novel 'The Book of Whispers', the play tells the story of the Armenian community in Romania during the 20th century - a saga of solidarity, tragedy and redemption staged with daring imagination and youthful energy. more

MUSIC

25 July, 13.00
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Free

SUMMER WITH PIANO TUNES AT ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS

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 Liszt, and Frédéric Chopin. MORE

Ongoing:
TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Until September
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

Free

REVISITING ROMANIA: DRESS AND IDENTITY

Horniman Museum with the support of RCI presents the biggest exhibition in Britain devoted to Romanian traditional crafts and folk costumes in living memory, a fascinating celebration of our ancient, sophisticated art of making outwear and fabrics. MORE

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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
1 July | St Alfege Church, London: Conductor: Gabriel Bebeselea with Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London
7 July | RCC London: Artist Talk | Manuel Pelmuş

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