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“Dracula – Reality and Myth”, at All Nations Festival in Berlin

Romania will participate in the eleventh edition of the “All Nations Festival – Doors Open Day at embassies and cultural institutes”, taking place on July 2, in Berlin, with the programme “Dracula – Reality and Myth”, organized by the “Titu Maiorescu” Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin.

This is Romania’s second participation in this festival, marked by an open doors day at the “Titu Maiorescu” Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) Berlin.

Starting from the motto “Dracula – Reality and Myth”, ICR Berlin will host film screenings and a film posters exhibition, while the “Cimpoierii din Transilvania” ensemble will offer a medieval music concert, and visitors will have a chance to learn how to cook traditional Romanian dishes using lots of garlic. Visitors will also be acquainted with the differences between historical reality and myth as far as Prince Vlad III the Impaler is concerned.

The films on the programme of the manifestation include the historical film “Vlad Tepes” (1978), directed by Doru Nastase, the documentaries “Dracula, legenda si adevar” (Dracula, Truth and Legend – 1973), directed by Ion Bostan, and “Bela Lugosi, vampirul cazut” (The Fallen Vampire – 2007), directed by Florin Iepan, as well as the classical horror production “Dracula” (1931), directed by Tod Browning, starring Romanian-born actor Bela Lugosi.

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