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August 1, 2021

Romania, guest of honor at Turin Book Fair

Romania, the guest of honor at the Turin Book International Salon, May 10-14, will come with many books translated in Italian, numerous guest writers, as well as theatrical and musical performances, a photograph exhibition and a visual campaign in subways and trams.This is the first time Romania will be a guest of honor at the event, Italy’s most important of its kind, according to a relevant communiqué issued by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR), the stand organizer.Romania’s 400 sqm is built under an innovative and interactive concept on the representative books published by the Romanian publishing houses. Aside from the information center and the Humanitas bookshop, the stand will include a multimedia area, where visitors can access a landscape representative for Romania’s image, in various areas (literature, theater, visual arts, film, music, dance and tourism) and a tourist information center, in partnership with Romania’s  National Tourism Bureau in Italy. A photo exhibition dedicated to the Sighet Memorial of Communist Victims and of Resistance will be on display on one of the stand’s sides.During May 2 – 9, the prestigious Cinema Massimo will host the Festival Romania – Italy: The Romanian contemporary film in Turin, part of which the following films will be projected: “Aurora” by Cristi Puiu, “California Dreamin’” by Cristian Nemescu, “The Reenactment” by Lucian Pintilie, “Tuesday, after Christmas” by Radu Muntean, “When I want to whistle, I whistle,” by Florin Serban, “Morgen” by Marian Crisan, “Was it or wasn’t it?” by Corneliu Porumboiu, “First of all, Felicia” by Razvan Radulescu and Melissa de Raaf, “Sport Fishing” by Adrian Sitaru.On May 9, the eve of the formal opening of the Salon, in the evening,  Romania will offer to festival participants worldwide a gala concert at the Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli in Turin, featuring soprano Anita Hartig and tenor Teodor Ilincai, accompanied by the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Francesco Pasqualetti. Bucharest’s “Masca” Theater will give two performances of “The Statues”, in Piazza Castello May 12, 8 pm, and May 13. also 8 pm, at the main entrance to the Book Salon.

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