In Short

7 May 2022

Evenimente organizate de reprezentanțele Institutului Cultural Român cu ocazia Zilei Europei 2022

Ziua Europei este o sărbătoare anuală a păcii și unității în Europa. Pentru Uniunea Europeană, această zi, sărbătorită pe 9 mai, este de asemenea cunoscută ca Ziua Schuman, comemorând declarația istorică a ministrului de externe francez, Robert Schuman,

29 Oct 2020

LONDRA. Scurtmetrajul „Exterior in izolare”, regizat de Matei Branea, prezentat la Festivalul „In short, Europe”

Cea de-a II-a ediție a Festivalului„In short, Europe” va avea loc online, în perioada 28 octombrie - 4 noiembrie, și are ca temă„Evadarea”. Festivalul va oferi publicului o colecție de 15 scurtmetraje europene într-o varietate de genuri și stiluri, prezentând

13 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

ICR susține prezența românească la Festivalul de film de la Cannes

La cea de-a 68-a ediţie a Festivalul internațional de film de la Cannes, programat între 13 şi 24 mai, participă anul acesta aproape 35. 000 de profesioniști din lumea filmului și peste 4500 de ziariști. Vor fi proiectate 83 de lungmetraje, dintre care 53 figurează

8 Oct 2013 - 20 Nov 2013

Concurs pentru pasionații de BD: Brussels in shorts

ICR Bruxelles vă invită să participați la Brussels in shorts, competiţie internaţională de povestiri grafice, organizată de Casa Internaţională a literaturii Passa Porta din Bruxelles, care se adresează artiştilor de benzi desenate. Brussels in shorts îşi

Dog Days In The Neighborhood

Two neighbors are greeting each other on the alley in front of my block. One of them is complaining that he can't stand the heat and he looks as red as a boiled lobster. We can't even get out of the house, Sir! We're taking care of our little one too, our

Gambrinus Ale House, A Stylish Ruin

Peeled off plaster, broken windows, rats scuttling at ease day and night. And above all, the filth. Complete and utter filth reigning supreme over a piece of downtown Bucharest. But also over a piece of our past. The only part still living is the sign above the door, reading


Just another day in Bucharest, in the year 2006, in summer. My friend, an architect, who accompanies me on my visit to a “bedroom suburb”, feels shivers down his spine. Maybe it is because he doesn’t like “the poetry of concrete”. Or maybe he has a problem with

The New Man

An Individual without Individualism To a new society – a new man. Naturally, one would not fancy a communist world inhabited by middle-class people in disguise. That was the most delicate problem raised by transformist mythology. One could not rebuild the economy and

The Eroticized Universe

The Bucharest Surrealist Group1939-1947* […] Madness, black humor, dreams, eroticism, revolt: if one cannot speak of Unu (One) and Alge (Algae) as surrealist magazines in the strict sense, these themes indicate however the increasing attraction of a number of Romanian

The Man In My Dream

In short?In short, right now, as soon as you get home, pack up your things. . . Tomorrow morning, on my way to the station, I'll drop by for five minutes: I'm gonna drag you along! Fifteen days of quietness, of fresh air, after a whole summer in this inferno will

Bucharest Wit

In Romanian, Bucharest is a plural noun. This implies it is a multifaceted city, dazzling in its diversity. However, it is not a conglomerate of villages, of boroughs, like London or New York. There are not self-contained neighborhoods, each with its main street (High Street),

Memory And Strolls

If you read travel notes by simple tourists or people on journalistic, cultural or political assignments, from the 1920s or 30s, if you peruse recurrent images about a Bucharest imprinted with evil or good charms, equally decrypted and encoded, moving and repulsive, you