Monthly Archives: October 2014
FILM: Trading Germans
Produced by Hi Film, Februar Film, Razvan Georgescu and HBO Romania. HD, 88 min., 2014.
SEATTLE: The First Romanian Film Festival
BRAN: Sumedru’s Fire
Focul lui Sumedru (Sumedru’s Fire) is an old tradition of the villagers in the region of Bran, Transylvania. In the recent years it has become a festival taking place in Moieciu, near Bran, just before the arrival of the cold season, on October 25 – 26.
This old tradition marks the renewal of calendar time, on the same day the orthodox calendar celebrates Saint Dumitru. Fires are set up high on the hills so they can be seen from a long distance. Villagers call for everyone to take part in the ritual, shouting “hai la Focul lui Sumedru!” (come to Sumedru’s fire!), calling out especially children. A fascinating celebration with pre-Christian origins, explained by historical presentations held during the eve
Film Review: ‘Toto and His Sisters’
FILM: Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest
TENNIS: Simona Halep routs Serena Williams
Halep On Shocking Serena
Serena Williams embarrassed by Simona Halep in Singapore
• Romanian wins 6-0, 6-2 in WTA Finals group match
ROMANIA: Fearless Shepherds