What to do this weekend

Newsroom 16/01/2014 | 18:43

BR brings you the best of Bucharest’s cultural highlights for the weekend ahead. 

DISCOVER BUCHAREST

Art in Bucharest tour

Saturday, January 18, from 11.00

To discover stories of life and art in the capital, try the Art in Bucharest tour. This unusual offering captures the essence of Romania in downtown Bucharest, affording participants an insight into artists’ works and studios.

This weekend, on January 18, from 11.00, you can explore explore the artistic world of Bucharest in the winter discovering Cela Neamțu in her studio – a dedicated tapestry artist, Lucian Taran, the artist who created the voluptuous and sensual cats seen before and the fish with feet as expression of social anomalies and a surprise artist. More about this tour, here.

 

PERFORMANCE

La Traviata

Bucharest National Opera (in picture)

Saturday, January 18, from 19.00

Under the wand of Adrian Morar, the libretto of Francesco Maria Piave comes alive for the public. On this occasion, there is an anniversary concert for Elena Mosuc.

FILM PREMIERES

American Hustle

Premiere: January 17

On at: Grand Cinema Digiplex, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glendale Studio

American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell, from a screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artists who are forced by an FBI agent (played by Bradley Cooper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey (played by Jeremy Renner). Jennifer Lawrence supports the cast as the unpredictable wife of Bale’s character.

Grudge Match

Premiere: January 17

On at: Grand Cinema Digiplex, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, The Light Cinema, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glenade Studio, Patria.

Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone star as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Premiere: January 17

On at: Grand Cinema Digiplex, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, The Light Cinema, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Glenade Studio, CinemaPRO.

Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan” is a global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follow a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

Premiere: January 17

On at: Grand Cinema Digiplex, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinemateca Union, Elvira Popescu, Europa, Caffe Cinema 3D, Patria, NCRR Studio

Nymphomaniac is a wild, poetic drama about a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lusty story of her very much erotic life.

EXHIBITION

Book illustration (in picture)

Instituto Cervantes

Until January 20

The Bucharest Cervantes Institute and the Miguel Delibes foundation are opening the ‘Common land. Illustrated Delibes’ exhibition, showcasing book illustrations by 16 of the most important contemporary Spanish illustrators. More details about this event, here.

 

Q.E.D. by Mircea Cantor

The National Museum of Contemporary Art

Until April 2014

More than 1,200 people have attended the opening of the first local solo exhibition of one of the most important young artists to emerge on the international scene over the last decade: Mircea Cantor, winner of the Prix Marcel Duchamp Award 2011. The QED exhibition, the largest survey of the artist’s works to date, comprises 30 pieces. More details here.

Currently, at the special guess section, the artist invited to exhibit is Victoria Berbecaru. The opening takes place on January 10, from 18.00.

Oana Vasiliu

 

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