Theater and Film Dialogue: “Capital Typing” – June 9

(UNATC Island – Premiere – Thursday, June 9, 7:00 p.m.)

At 21:00 we will have a special introduction, given by Jermina Ngai, Member of the Faculty of the National Council for the Study of Security Archives (CNSAS), followed by an external screening of the film “Typographical Caps”, directed by Radu Jude, adapted after the screening of Gianina Cărbunariu, with Șerban Lazarovici in the main role.

The June 9 event will also enjoy an open-air exhibition “Tipografic majuscul” – a selection of the security profile of Mugur Călinescu, the directors’ main inspirational material.

The dialogue and the screening of the film were presented from June 9 and prepared by a special screening, on Saturday, May 28, at Studio Hall at the Odeon Theatre, for the screening of “Typographic Capital”, directed by Giannina Serbonario, and starring Silvien Falco.

The event partners are Freedom House Romania, within the project “FUSI- Festival of Unsettled Ideas”, co-financed by the European Commission through the Europe for Citizens Programme, Odeon Theater and Cultural Radio Romania.

The new series of UNATC DIALOG Teatru-Film proposes an artistic and critical dialogue between members of the two creative communities.

“Inviting colleagues coordinating the event to think about a format for that evening, we found it interesting to open, on this occasion, a very useful dialogue between the performing arts and film, two artistic environments that have had and continue to have many intersections (including at the university level , which includes faculties dedicated to both fields, and creative collaborations between them are very rare).

Together, on June 9, in the discussion on typographic capital, we will try to reflect on the details of the adaptation of a real situation (and the social and political context that generated it) in theater and cinema, as well as the links and differences in approach, depending on the artistic environment and the peculiarities of each. (Andre Ross – Associate Professor PhD – UNATC and Director of Dialogue DIALOG Theater-Film)

In the case of “Tipografic majuscul”, theater and cinema are two different modes of artistic expression, which collaboratively question the same episode in Romania’s recent history: the anti-communist protest of September 1981 by the young Mugur Klinescu.

May marks the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Romanian Communist Party. What validity, relevance and power do theater and film have in questioning the modern history of Romania, which is dominated by one political narrative, communism?

Inspired by the dramatic story of Mugu Călinescu, the film is an excellent artistic precedent for the present we live in. It leisurely explains to nostalgia and deniers, who are more than we realize, why communism is a deep disease, and post-communism is a protracted convalescence, rather than a minor event in modern history. It is He does it immeasurably better than textbooks or anti-communist speeches in public life.” In preparation for the June 9 event, says Jermina Nagy.

On Thursday, June 9, we will discuss with the authors and heroes of artistic productions about the power of art to intervene in the rectifier of history, but also about the details of adapting a specific context separate from a particular reality in conventions that, at first glance, seem very different: in theater and film.

About “Print Capital”: Show and Film

Theatrical performance “Typographic Capital Letter” is a co-production of the Akum Drama Series and the International Theater Festival in Nitra, Slovakia, in partnership with the Odeon Theatre, and is part of the European project “Parallel Lives – 20th Century Seen by the Eyes of the Secret Policeman”.

Director Giannina Serbonario chose the file of the minor Mogor Klinescu as a file. “The modus operandi was to interrogate the document by theatrical means. The script behind the show “Capital” is a set of ready-made materials (documents and interviews), but the show is an exercise in imagination, a fantasy that attempts to question the effects of this fact in modern history and how it helps us to We understand the world we live in today.” (Gianina Serbonario)

The film “Capital” by director Radu Judd connects two stories and two stories through the technique of editing. One is the true story of the teenager Mogor Kalinscu, who in 1981 wrote a series of texts on chalk walls against the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu. His story was organized while Giannina Carbonario reconstructed it from his security file. The second is Romania’s Official Story: photos from the National Television Archive, exactly from the same period.

Mogor Kalinscu (May 28, 1965-February 13, 1985) was just 17 years old and a student at AT Laurian High School in Botosani when in September 1981 he alerted security forces for a month because he had written graffiti on walls and panels. It is intended to provoke in the people a reaction to the flagrant violation of all civil rights and liberties, to the disastrous state of the economy at that time. After his arrest, he was constantly called to security. Two years after September 1981, Mogor Kalinscu developed leukemia and died in 1985.

About accessing the event:

In discussion and presentation on Thursday 9 June (UNATC Island, at Headquarters in Mate Voivodeship No. 75-77), admission is free. The event is open to all interested.

In case of bad weather, the event will be held in the cinema of the same location UNATC – Str. Mate Voivodeship, No. 75-77.

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