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COLUM MCCANN's new novel, "Zoli," will be published Tuesday by Random House.ON NEW YEAR'S day, the European Union swelled by another 28 million people. The inclusion of Romania and Bulgaria in the European fold is cause for celebration in the streets of Bucharest and the courtyards of Sofia. For two of Europe's poorer countries,...
Special to The TimesAfter touring Suceava and the painted monasteries in Bucovina, I board a bus for the seven-hour ride south to Bucharest. When I take my seat, a friend turns to me and says, "Bucovina is seeing Romania in Technicolor and Bucharest is seeing Romania in...
In Los Angeles, where it seems every architecturally significant modernist house has been documented, studied, photographed and published several times over, the 1958 Pasinetti residence has proved to be that rare surprise: a little known midcentury gem...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe most unlikely subjects often make for the most deliciously comic films. That's the case with "12:08 East of Bucharest," which carefully builds a sly and unexpected human comedy out of a dispute over whether a revolution would still be a revolution...
Tags: Comedy (genre), Movies, Drama (genre), Television, Entertainment
THIS year's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," chronicles a bleak day in the life of a pregnant college student who enlists her roommate to arrange an illegal abortion. Writer-director Cristian Mungiu's drama...
Though Cruise West is well known for its cruises to Alaska, of late it has reached out to cover the world. Its newest foray far from home is a river cruise on the Danube between Vienna and near Bucharest, Romania, with stops in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia...
Fall colors lend a mystical air to the land of Bram Stoker's famous Count, it seems, as Romania's castles, mountains and gorges take on the reds and golds of autumn. The "Transylvanian Fall Foliage Special Tour for Seniors" hits the highlights of the...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Travel, Romania, Bram Stoker
Times Staff WriterTo borrow a phrase from Gabriel García Márquez, it's apparent from its title that "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" is a chronicle of a death foretold. We know how one particular long night of the soul will end for our protagonist, even if he and the people he...
Times Staff WriterAlong the route to MediaPro Studios, packs of feral dogs wander unpaved streets, children as young as 7 beg for handouts, and some government buildings still bear the bullet scars of the 1989 revolution. But for a growing cadre of Hollywood producers, the...
Special to The TimesDoes the world really need another werewolf movie? Why does Agnes Bruckner look so glum? And what has happened to the career of French heartthrob Olivier Martinez? These and other questions are prompted by the arrival of "Blood and Chocolate" from German...
Washington BureauFor the moment at least, the international coalition against terrorism appears strong enough to survive its first significant stress over the Middle East, U.S. officials and experts said Tuesday, even as the United States attracts Arab criticism by...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 10, 1997 Bertrand Tavernier's superb "Capitaine Conan" takes us into the Balkans as World War I ends for a subtle and resonant study of friendship, politics and class differences as the men who helped win the war for France are...
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