Claudia Cardinale and Florin Piersic, honorary guests of TIFF
The two film legends will be the honorary guests of the eighth edition of the Transylvanian International Film Festival (TIFF), as winners of Lifetime Achievement Awards. The two artists will be paid homage at TIFF 2009 by being granted “The Lifetime Achievement Award to a Personality of European Cinema” for Claudia Cardinale, and respectively, the “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Florin Piersic. These awards will be handed to the artists during the TIFF closing gala, as the two actors will become the protagonists of a special moment on the stage of the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca. Florin Piersic is one of the most beloved and charismatic Romanian actors. He has an impressive theatre and film career, and made his debut film appearance in the same year as Claudia Cardinale, in 1958, as a member of the cast of “Ciulinii Baraganului.” Piersic gained tremendous popularity as a film actor due to his performance in “De-as fi Harap Alb,” a film he was cast for by Ion Popescu-Gopo, who has previously worked with him on the films “S-a furat o bomba” and “Pasi pe luna.” The collaboration of the two artists continued in the 80s as well, in the films “Galax, omul papusa” and “Ramasagul.”
Maia Morgenstern criticizes TNB carelessness
Actress Maia Morgenstern contested the decision of the National Theatre of Bucharest (TNB) to sanction her with a written warning for her unannounced attendance to an international theatre project, claiming that the sanction of the institution that employed her is “disproportionably small” and “less than enough” for the “gravity of the mistakes” she had committed. “I had to acknowledge the reason of my being sanctioned by the TNB Decision 43 / May 11, 2009. I understood the charges against me. Considering these charges, I am forced to contest the decision of the management. In the spirit of justice, of equal rights and obligations, I consider that the sanction against me is “disproportionably small” and “less than enough,” considering the gravity of the mistakes I have committed. I dared not to inform the Management regarding my collaborations with other institutions,” the actress outlined in a contestation she submitted on Friday to the TNB Management, also sent to news agencies. On May 12, Maia Morgenstern had declared in a “public confession” that she was discontent with the TNB decision to sanction her for the “courage” to enter new projects, considering that she was not cast in any of the forthcoming premieres of the National Theatre.
Show ‘in memoriam’ of Grigore Vieru
A moving show of poetry and music in the memory of Moldovan poet Grigore Vieru was staged Thursday night at Sala Palatului in Bucharest, in presence of family members of the man who will be remembered by history among the most prominent supporters of Romanian language and culture across the Prut River, Agerpres reports. The event was named ‘In memoriam Grigore Vieru,’ took place under the logo ‘Light from Light, the Mystery that defends me’ and was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Religions and National Patrimony, with benediction from the Patriarch of the Romanhian Orthodox Church, Daniel. The show was aired live by Radio Romania Actualitati and was recorded by the Romanian Television.
Saga, Queensryche and Limp Bizkit at “Rock the City” fest in Bucharest
Although they approach different music genres (progressive rock, progressive metal and respectively Nu metal), each of these bands may be a headliner to any festival of the world. The combination of these three names on the same poster, on the same day, appeared due to the event organizer, the well-known promoter Marcel Avram, who worked with D & D East Entertainment, Jurnalul National announced. If the concert to be performed by Saga, Queensryche and Limp Bizkit in Bucharest will be entitled “Rock the City,” the following one will take place in Sofia, on June 29, at the Academic Stadium, and will be entitled “Rock the Bal-kans.” The tickets for the Bucharest show are distributed by Eventim and may be purchased in all Germanos stores over the country and online on www.eventim.ro. They may be purchased at RON 130 until May 31, and at RON 150 afterward. Recently reunited in the original lineup, Limp Biznit is currently on the Unicorns ‘N’ Rainbows Tour 2009, Queensryche returns to Romania after precisely one year and the legendary group Saga will introduce us their new vocalist Rob Moratti.