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The Folk Costume Museum, a section of the ‘Dimitrie Gusti’ National Village Museum, is hosting the exhibition ‘Une double regard sur le patrimoine roumain’ / ‘A Double View on the Romanian Heritage’, November 13 2009 through January 15, 2010. The Village Museum Press Office informs the exhibition marks 15 years of Romanian-French architectural restoration workshops organised by the Ecole de Chaillot, Paris and by the ‘Ion Mincu’ Architecture of Architecture and Urbanism of Bucharest.


The films ‘Megatron’, directed by Marian Crisan, the holder of a Palm d’Or for short films at Cannes in 2008, and ‘La drumul mare’/‘Life’s hard’ by Gabriel Sarbu are participating in the Encounters short film festival in Bristol, UK, November 17 through 21. More Romanian short films will be screened within the framework of the festival, but outside the competition, in the Guest Screenings programme: ‘Un cartus de Kent si un pachet de cafea’/’Cigarettes and Coffee’ directed by Cristi Puiu, ‘Valuri’/’Waves’ directed by Adrian Sitaru, ‘Lampa cu caciula‘/’The Tube with a Hat’ directed by Radu Jude, ‘Palmele’/’The Palm Lines’ directed by George Chiper and ‘Immerse’, an animation film made by the WeAreOm studios.


An exhibition opened at the Galateca Gallery of the Central University Library Tuesday afternoon, showcasing paintings by Elena Uta Chelaru. The ‘Elena Chelaru’ album was also launched – a retrospective view on the artist’s most representative works, published by the ARC publishers. For the past fifty years, the paintings and the name of Elena Uta Chelaru have been found in many and prestigious galleries, museums, catalogues and collections of the world.


From November 8, 2009 through January 3, 2010, The Museum of Texas Tech University of Lubbock, Texas, US, is showcasing the ‘One Dollar Painting’ (size 65 x65 cm, oil on canvas, made in 1997) by maestro Zamfir Dumitrescu, within the exhibition ‘The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century’. Also called ‘A Museum Tour’, the exhibition has travelled to several museums in the US, presenting the state of play of realism at the beginning of the 21st century compared to works by some outstanding predecessors of realism like Da Vinci, Durer, Vermeer, Harnett, Constable, Memling or Bellini. The event is organized by the Smith Kramer Travelling Exhibition with the participation of professional painters who are members of the ‘Guild of Realism’ International Association.


The Hellenic Cultural Foundation of Romania is organising at the ‘George Enescu’ National Museum, on Tuesday, a commemoration of the great Greek poet Yannis Ritsos (1909-1990), marking 100 years of his birthday. The moment will also be marked by the presence of the ‘Poetic Anthology’ – a translation by Neo-Hellenist Tudor Dinu published by the Omonia publishers. On the same occasion, Aliki Kagialoglou will sing musical pieces on verses by Yannis Ritsos, with piano accompaniment, from the poet’s cycles ‘Epitaph’, ‘Hellenicity’ and ‘The Full Moon Sonata’. Actress Adela Marculescu will recite in Romanian poems written by Yannis Ritsos, from the ‘Poetic Anthology’. Yannis Ritsos is considered to be one of the four most important Greek poets of the 20st century, alongside Kostis Palamas, Giorgos Seferis and Odysseus Elytis.

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