Delfina Foundation and European ArtEast Foundation collaborate to present Between Too Soon and Too Late, the first solo exhibition in the UK by Alex Mirutziu (b. 1981, Sibiu, Romania). Mirutziu’s practice interrogates the process of how we create meaning to interpret the world around us. Inspired by philosophy, literature and design, he explores the inadequate…

Julia Secklehner | 26/04/2018

ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Charleston’ (Cretulescu, 2017) + Q&A

A bizarre love triangle between two men and the woman they both lost. Director: Andrei Cretulescu Stars: Serban Pavlu, Radu Iacoban, Victor Rebengiuc Part of a very strong contingent of debut feature-length films expected from Romania, Andrei Creţulescu’s “Charleston” is proof that local cinema continues striving to explore new genres and styles. Screening followed by…

Julia Secklehner | 22/04/2018

ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Marita’ (Iftime, 2017) + Q&A

There comes a time when the stories told by your parents cannot put you to sleep anymore. Director: Cristi Iftime Stars: Alexandru Potocean, Adrian Titieni, Lucian Iftime “Marita” won FEDEORA East of the West Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary <<Part character study, part road movie, “Marita” paints a complex portrait of a typical Eastern…

Julia Secklehner | 21/04/2018

ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Ana, mon Amour’ (Netzer, 2017) + Q&A

Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty, and quickly fall in love. Director: Calin Peter Netzer Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Mircea Postelnicu, Carmen Tanase Following up his 2013 Golden Bear winner “Child’s Pose” with this Silver Bear–winning entry (for outstanding artistic contribution), Calin Peter Netzer’s latest, “Ana, mon amour”, delivers a deep analysis…

Julia Secklehner | 20/04/2018

ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Breaking News’ (Rugina, 2017) + Q&A

A psychological journey of redemption that turns into a coming-of-age experience for a 35-year-old famous news reporter who, in a crucial moment of his life, discovers that things have somehow taken a wrong turn. Director: Iulia Rugina Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Voica Oltean, Ioana Flora, Oxana Moravec The film touches themes like parenthood and father figures,…

Julia Secklehner | 19/04/2018

Exhibition: Mercurial Landscapes Photographic Exhibition + Duo Kitharsis Live Music

Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields is a Romanian born artist who lives and works in the United Kingdom. She has a BA in Philosophy from Bucharest University (1998), BA in Fine Art & Philosophy from the University of Reading (2002) and most recently she obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Reading. She has exhibited her…

Julia Secklehner | 18/04/2018

ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Pororoca’ (Popescu, 2017) + Introduction with lead actor Bogdan Dumitrache

The story follows Tudor and his family, where his life was destroyed after the disappearance of their daughter at the park. Director: Constantin Popescu Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Iulia Lumanare, Constantin Dogioiu “Pororoca”, Constantin Popescu’s third feature, won Best Actor for Bogdan Dumitrache at San Sebastian 2017. Constantin Popescu directed the ‘Pig’ segment in the wry…

Julia Secklehner | 18/04/2018
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Coming up this week: Romanian Film Festival in London 2018

This week, Curzon Soho hosts the 2018 edition of the Romanian Film Festival in London! Check out the trailer below for more information: Tickets can be bought directly at Curzon Cinemas Soho: Films are shown from Wednesday 18th, to Sunday 22nd April.

Julia Secklehner | 16/04/2018

Romanian Centenary Celebrations Review: ‘War, Feminine’ – an entertaining and informative discussion about women’s role in the Great War


To commemorate the role Romanian and British women played in the First World War, the Romanian Cultural Institute recently hosted a panel discussion with journalists and scholars to complement their current exhibition of the same name. With the occasion of this year’s Romanian centenary, the event explored how women contributed to the achievement of a…

Andreea Scridon | 03/04/2018