A daring, unforgiving mirror of a society disrupted by violent change, teaming with memorable characters and tackling the most stringent themes of a traumatic time, Marin Preda’s literature has been a copious source of stories for the big screen.
The “Marin Preda Season” at the Romanian Cinemateque in London revisits some of the best adaptations of the great writer’s works culminating with an evening of superlative cinema with director Stere Gulea, the author of unsurpassed filmic adaptation of The Morometes, and the opening of the photographic exhibition, “Marin Preda: a life in pictures and books”, a revealing incursion into the creative process of both a literary masterpiece and a great film.
10 June, 7pm: “The Morometes” (1987). Q&A with director Stere Gulea. Free entry, please book your seat.
25 June, 7pm: “The Most Beloved of Earthlings” (1993, directed by Șerban Marinescu). Free entry, please book your seat.
9 July, 7pm: “The Great Loner” (1976, directed by Iulian Mihu). Free entry, please book your seat.
The events are part of 'The Morometes 60: The Jubilee of a Masterpiece', a celebratory programme that revisits the interplaying worlds of Marin Preda and his memorable characters through film, theatre, photography, and talks.
Text and image courtesy of ICR website