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Cultural highlights for your summer

Anonimul Film Festival


The seventh edition of the festival will be held in Sfantu Gheorghe, Danube Delta, between August 9 and 15. Just life previous editions, the festival will include seven feature films in competition and the best movie will be chosen based on audience votes. The event will be financed exclusively by Anonimul Foundation through private funds, as the National Cinema Centre did not sponsor this year’s edition.

Karlovy Vary turns 45


The famous International Film Festival of Karlovy Vary, at its 45th edition, starts today and ends on July 10. This year, celebrated Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov will be granted a lifetime achievement Crystal Globe, and the festival will include a special section and extraordinary guests honouring the work of legendary couple Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Avignon
Theatre Festival



The 64th edition of the Avignon Theatre Festival, held between July 7 and 27, will be especially rich in events, as it will include numerous theatre and dance shows both in theatre halls and in the street, but also book launches and exhibitions and many public debates. Over 40,000 people are expected to attend events staged by more than 3,000 artists.


World premieres
at Edinburgh



The Edinburgh International Film Festival, held August 13-September 5, will include several shows in world premiere, staged by some of the most important theatre companies. Opera, dance, music shows, debates and workshops are also on the menu of the biggest event of the kind in the world.

Music feasts in Romania


The International Jazz Festival in Garana, 14th edition, will be held on July 23-25, and gather important names of the genre, such as Bela Fleck and Patricia Barber.


In Vama Veche seaside resort, the now famous Stufstock Festival will kick off its eighth edition on August 16 and offer, until August 22, a wide array of concerts by some of Romania’s most versatile alternative bands and artists.

Lucerne Classical Music Fest


The Swiss event, Augst 12-September 18, is one of the most important festivals of the kind in Europe, bringing together famous conductors and classical music performers. This year’s edition will have love as main theme and the events will include performances of some of the world’s most famous love stories. Special recitals from pianists Lang Lang and Helene Grimaud also on the agenda.

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