Irina Margareta Nistor in London

11th Nov 16 - 13th Nov 16

11th Nov 16 - 13th Nov 16
Various locations (see website)
£0 - £11
Event website

Irina Margareta Nistor worked as a translator of TV programmes in Romania under the Communist regime, and is known for secretly dubbing over 3,000 banned film titles on VHS tapes smuggled in from the West. During the time of the Cold War, these tapes quickly spread throughout the country, and her voice became instantly recognisable for millions of Romanians.

Irina Nistor worked for The Romanian Television from 1980 until 1999, first as a film translator, then as a producer. She remains active within the Romanian film industry. In 2012, she launched the Psychoanalytic Film Festival, as the Romanian extension of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival presided by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. This November, she is coming to London to take part in a series of events that celebrate her career.


11 Nov 2016, 7:00pm
Romanian Cultural Institute
1 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PH

Screening: Chuck Norris vs Communism
Followed by Q&A with Irina-Margareta Nistor.

12 Nov 2016, 4:00pm
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)
The Mall SW1Y 5AH

Screening & Discussion: VHS in Off-World / Film Dubbing as Subversion

13 Nov 2016, 6:00pm

Close-Up Film Centre
97 Sclater Street E1 6HR

Screening & Discussion: VHS in Off-World / Film Dubbing as Subversion

You can find out more about these events here.

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