Thursday , January 27 2022

"On the good side of the grass" Rasvan Popescu. "This is green grass from the house, from the surface of the earth, as a line of separation between the living and the dead"


"I do not like to summarize my stories. I have to find out, however, something to let you be curious" the presentation of the author Rasvan Popescu began.

Initially, "On the Good Side of the Grass" was to be called "How to Sell a House of Parents". Popescu decided to change it, because the latter looked more exciting, more intriguing. "It is legal, green grass is from home, from the surface of the earth, as a line of delimitation between living and dead, an idyllic past for character and aggressive presence, the author said, joking about what some people in the new title realized.

A professor from the "royal family" decided to sell his parents home, so he moved to the village for some time to take care of the necessary steps. "Can not. Remains trapped between the memories that overflow over him ".

In this novel we say, according to his author, about "an articulated world with helpless characters, some pretty picturesque points of today's world, a rich pile of money, more and more criminal businessmen, sponsors of smugglers, funeral weddings. "

In this world, the protagonist rejects his fate for the family, becomes a priest, stubbornly researches his artistic potential.

Daniel Cristea-Enache: I'm kind of connected to the fate of the book

Critic critic Daniel Cristea-Enache congratulated the audience for attending the launch of the book by Rasvan Popescu, stating that it was "a book that is more and more about the book".

The critic also explained that in some ways it relates to the fate of the book, referring to the episode in which he visited the author's book. "Some time ago, a year ago, a year ago, I had the pleasure of going with Mr. Rasvan Popescu to the Inter-national Festival in Sighisoara. Upon his return to Bucharest, he asked us to make a loop to leave him at home, but not in Bucharest. the home of my parents, grandfather and grandfather in one village, and I was in that house … it was a house with a high tree near the fence, well positioned, but it breathed a sad sorrow. Because it was a house in which nobody was lived. "

That's the story, the history of the former house, said Cristea-Enache, remembering Rasvan Popescu told him: "I have to come here to return to the atmosphere of writing my stories."

Rasvan Popescu is a journalist, film writer and writer. He graduated from the secondary school "Gheorghe Sincai" from Bucharest, then at the Geological and Geophysical Faculty of the University of Bucharest. After the Revolution of 1989 he focused on journalism and was, among other things, BBC correspondent (1992-1996) and editor-in-chief of Romanian Television (1997-1998). He was State Secretary, Head of Public Information and Government Spokesman in the period 1998-1999, then 1999-2000. State Counselor and President of the President Emil Constantinescu. Member of the National Council for Audiovisual Culture (CNA) since 2000, he was President of this body during 2007 – 2012. At present, Rasvan Popescu is Deputy President of the CNA.

Among the quantities published by Rasvan Popescu were "Subomul" (stories, 1991), "Man of bees and claws" (Romanian, 1994), "Too Late" (1996), "spokesperson" (2002) 2004), "Something Colorful Colored Red" (Journalism, 2006) and "Monkey Box, Jurnal" (2013). At the same time, the Italian version of the book "Too late" under the name "Fundesac" appeared in the Italian publishing house Bonanno in 2010 Mark Čugna.

Rasvan Popescu also wrote the film scenarios "Too Late" (1996, directed by Lucian Pintilie, selected at the Cannes International Festival 1996), "Terminus paradis" (1998, co-directed by Radu Aldulescu, directed by Lucian Pintilie (1999, directed by Nicolae Margineanu) , "The War in the Kitchen" (2001, directed by Marius Barna), "Noro" (2003, the film by Radu Gabre) "Voman of Dreams" (2005, film, directed by Dan Pito, received UCIN picture and assembly award 2005) Something good to life "(2011, directed by Dan Pita, Best Film Award at the Avance International Festival, UCIN 2011 Prize for Image and Young Hope).

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