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“Hotel Dallas”, at ICR London Cinematheque


     Hotel Dallas, directed by Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang, is carrying on the series of screenings part of the “Romanian Cinematheque” programme, unfolded by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in London. The screening will take place on Wednesday, 13 September, from 19.00, at the Institute's headquarters.
     Hotel Dallas presents the Romania of the ‘80s, when the only series on TV was Dallas, offering a seductive image of the American capitalism. Ilie and his daughter, Livia, are among the series' fans. He is a petty criminal who dreams to be like some of the heroes of the series, and she sighs after actor Patrick Duffy. After the fall of the communism, Ilie builds Dallas Hotel, a life-size replica of the villa in the series, and Livia emigrates to America, where she becomes a director. The film, a Romania – USA co-production, was premiered at Berlin Film Festival in 2016.
     The “Romanian Cinematheque” is one of the permanent programmes of ICR London, designed to put the focus on Romanian films of all times, many of them never screened in Great Britain.
     Details at: www.icr-london.co.uk
(Translated by Stela Moise)
(12.09.2017)

Tags: cinemateca romaneasca icr londra, hotel dallas film, institutul cultural roman londra, livia ungur, sherng-lee huang

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