• The 31st edition of the Romanian National Theatre Festival

    The 31st edition of the Romanian National Theatre Festival will take place between November 6-14 2021, online, due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Critics Oana Cristea Grigorescu, Cristina Rusiecki and Claudiu Groza, selectors and artistic directors of the present edition have announced the performances that will be presented at NTF 2021.

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November 06-14, 2021

VIEW SCHEDULE

NTF 30 / NTF ALTFEL

(online, TVR, on-air)

NATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL

30th edition, November 22-29, 2020

THE HUMAN VOICE de Jean Cocteau

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24 November | 20:00 - Watch on TVR 3 Channel A psychological investigation into the every day life of a woman reveals an essential truth: a gray, banal life, flowing into the universal cycle of nature. Translated by: Manase Radnev With: Valeria Seciu Adapted for television and directed by: Cătălina Buzoianu Editor: Alexandra Orban Musical illustration: Lidia Danciu Set design: Dumitru Georgescu Duration: 1h 06 mins Producer: TVR, 1990 It is the story of a breakup by a phone call. A woman still in love, even when she is being abandoned. The intented purpose of Jean Cocteau when writing the play was to shock the audience with a „scandal of commonplace”. The cruelty of the play resides in what Cocteau named as: the arbitrary rupture – a common gesture in an ordinary existence.

THE DREAM– LIVIU CIULEI PORTRAIT

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23 November | 15:00 - www.fnt.ro The show has been available for online viewing from Monday 23 November 15:00 till Wednesday 26 November 15:00. Artistic documentary shot during the rehearsals of William Shakespeare’s „A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, directed by Liviu Ciulei, with the grand  ensemble of the Bulandra Theatre. This documentary was selected at the Television Festival in Tours  and was offered the APTR 1992 Award for best cinematic portrait and the quality of the electronic editing. Script: Lucia Hossu Longin, Nicolae Niță Directed by: Lucia Hossu Longin After the performance „A Midsummer Night’s Dream” / Bulandra Theatre Bucharest Duration:  42 mins Production: TVR, 1992

TOUJOURS L`AMOUR

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27 November | 22:00 - www.fnt.ro The show has been available for online viewing from Friday 27 November 22:00 till Sunday 29 November 22:00. Pantomime, music, dance, a performance full of sensibility and humour. A hipnotising story with and about love. The joys and the bitterness of love, irresistible demonstrations of love, in the most diverse places and stances. Cast: She: Carmen Ungureanu He: Dan Puric Written, directed and designed by: Dan Puric Choreographed by: Malou Josef Duration: 1h 06 mins Producer: „Passe Partout Dan Puric” Theatre Company, 1997 TVR Team: Musical illustration: Gheorghe Adamschi Set design: Liliana Cenean Tap Dance Master: Sandu Fayer Technical director: Ladislau Kalitzky DOP: Laurențiu Popescu Editor: Zoe Bălan Project manager: Ion Parhon TV Artistic Directors: Silvia Ionescu, Silviu Jicman Filmed for TVR, 2005 „A charming performance, simple without being easy, refined but still accessible,  presented by two artists with a wide range of skills. The plastic of movement, the precise executing, the very adequate music, the well tempered playfulness, the tender irony of the script create the premises of an all- conquering [...]

THE QUEEN MOTHER by Manlio Santanelli

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25 November | 22:30 - www.fnt.ro The show has been available for online viewing from Wednesday 25 November 22:30 till Friday 27 November 22:30. A mother and her son, together but fighting each other, in a captivating and alert dialogue about love, selfishness, morality. Manlio Santanelli’s play gives us the opportunity to spend an evening at the court of a queen of the Romanian stage: Olga Tudorache. Translated by: Florian Potra Cast: Regina: Olga Tudorache              Alfredo: Marius Bodochi Directed and musically illustrated by: Gelu Colceag Set design by:  Ștefania Cenean TVR Team Adapted for TV and directed by: Gelu Colceag Set design: Dana Moraru DOP: Cristian Stoian Producers: Ruxandra Țuchel, Zoe Bălan Duration: 2h 30 mins Producer: National Theatre Bucharest, 1997 Filmed for TVR, 2010 Manlio Santanelli,  one of the most important contemporary Italian dramatists, a gifted continuator of Eduardo De Filippo, brings two characters on stage, the Queen, an authoritarian and possesive mother and her son, Alfredo, a neurotic, failed journalist. Alfredo comes to the house of his sick mother to, theoretically, care for her. In fact, [...]

THE MAGICIAN KING – Ștefan Iordache

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27 November | 15:00 - www.fnt.ro The show has been available for online watching from Friday 27 November 15:00 till Sunday 29 November 15:00. Producer: Ludmila Patlanjoglu Duration: 1h 2018

TELL US ABOUT RELIGION, TEACH’! by Mihaela Michailov

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23 November | 16:00 - www.fnt.ro The show has been available for online watching from Monday 23 November 16:00 till Wednesday 25 November 16:00. Tell us about religion, teach’! addresses how truth can be interpreted and manipulated in various ways so that its meaning is relative. The belief in a single truth breaks into dozens of pieces. Cast: Religion Teach’/  TV Presenter: Marian Politic Mara / Mara’s Mother / Psychologist / TV Presenter: Romanița Ionescu Anca / Anca’s Mother / Romanian Teacher/ TV Presenter: Raluca Păun Andrei / Andrei’s Mother / Head Teach`/ TV Presenter: Cătălin Vieru Bogdan / Sports Teach’ / Spokesperson/ TV Presenter: Dragoş Măceșanu Stage direction, set design and music: Bobi Pricop TVR Team TV Director: Gini Ignat DOP: Vlad Tănase Musical illustration: Tudor Stănescu Coordinating producer: Demeter András Delegated producer: Dana Andriescu Branca Producer: Sânziana Miloșoiu Duration: 1h 06 mins Producer: „Marin Sorescu” National Theatre Craiova, 2013 Filmed for TVR, 2014 During the religion class (in Romania, religion discipline is optional, students may opt for another subject), the teacher asks students to say what [...]

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