The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s Embassy in Bucharest is organizing a Cultural Week on February 15-18. The event will give the Romanian and foreign public the chance of getting to know the varied and rich Venezuelan culture.
The Venezuelan Cultural Week in Bucharest will start with the inauguration of the Painting and Sketches Exhibition of the talented and creative plastic artist Humberto Miquilena, a Venezuelan national that lives in Bucharest and is building a promising artistic career in Romania. The inauguration will take place on Monday, February 18, at 6 p.m., at the Romanian Peasant’s National Museum.
The events will continue with the screening of “Samuel,” a Venezuelan film shot in the beautiful Venezuelan Andes. The film revolves around a couple who lives in a village and is trying to conceive a child with the help of a doctor that has hypnotic powers. The 75-minute film will be screened at the Peasant Museum Cinema – the Horia Bernea Studio.
At the end of the screening, the public will be able to taste a variety of Venezuelan rums and chocolate, considered the best in the world. Likewise, the public will be able to sample traditional Venezuelan appetisers.
On Tuesday, February 16, the Romanian public will be able to enjoy “Reveron” (105 minutes), a film that reveals the fascinating life of the great Venezuelan painter Armando Reveron.
On Wednesday, February 17, the Romanian public will be able to enjoy the screening of “Azu, alma de princesa” (100 minutes), a film that recounts a Venezuelan farmer’s obsession with his new slave, set during the time of the Spanish colonial period.
The films will be screened at the Peasant Museum Cinema – Horia Bernea Studio, at 6 p.m., during the aforementioned days. All films will be subtitled in Romanian and English. Admission is free of charge.
The selected films will represent a demonstration of the excellence and maturity attained by Venezuelan cinema in recent years.
The Venezuelan Cultural Week will culminate on Thursday, February 18, with a recital given by the excellent Romanian pianist Victoria Spinei. She will perform from the repertoire of traditional Venezuelan music, paying homage to famous Venezuelan pianist Teresa Carreno (1853-1917). The recital will take place at the ‘George Enescu’ National Museum’s Cantacuzino Hall. Carreno was considered the world’s greatest pianist and she lived in Caracas, New York and Paris.