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"On the good side of grass" by Răsvan Popescu. "This is green grass from home, from the surface of the earth, as a dividing line between life and death"



"I don't like summarizing my story. I have to express, though, something, to make you curious," began his presentation by the author of Rasvan Popescu.

Initially, "On the good side of grass" is called "How to Sell a Motherhouse". Popescu chose to change it, because the latter looked more interesting, more interesting. "It's legal, it's green grass from home, from the surface of the earth, as a line of demarcation between life and death, a beautiful past for character and an aggressive gift, said the writer, joking about what some people understood in the new title.

A professor from the "royal family" decided to sell his parents' house, so he temporarily moved to the village to take care of the steps needed. "He can't. He remains trapped between the memories that overflow him ".

We speak in this novel, according to the author, about "a world articulated with weak characters, some rather colorful places in the world today, a group of rich people, criminal business, smuggling patrons, funeral marriages. "

In this world, the protagonist rejects the family's destiny — destined to become a priest, stubborn to explore his artistic potential.

Daniel Cristea-Enache: I am somehow related to the fate of this book

Literary critic Daniel Cristea-Enache congratulated the attendees for attending the launch of the Rasvan Popescu book, which stated that "it was a book that said more and deeper than the entire library shelf."

The criticism also explained that, by the way, it was related to the fate of the book, telling an episode where he visited the author's book. "Some time ago, a year ago, one summer, I was happy to go with Mr. Rasvan Popescu at the Interethnic Festival in Sighisoara. When he returned to Bucharest, he asked us to make a circle, leave him at home, but not in Bucharest, but in a house of his parents, grandparents, in a village, and I was there in that house … it was a house with tall trees near the fence, well-positioned, but breathing a breath of sadness. where no one lives. "

This is the story, the history of the former home, said Cristea-Enache, remembering that, Rasvan Popescu told him: "I have to come here so that I can return to the atmosphere of writing my story."

Rasvan Popescu is a journalist, film screenwriter and writer. He graduated from "Gheorghe Şincai" High School from Bucharest, then the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Bucharest. After the 1989 Revolution he focused on journalism and, among others, a BBC Radio correspondent (1992-1996) and editor-in-chief of Television Romania (1997-1998). He was Secretary of State, Head of the Department of Public Information and Government Spokesman from 1998 to 1999, then, in 1999-2000, State Adviser and President Emil Constantinescu. Member of the National Audiovisual Council (CNA) since 2000, he was president of this body for 2007 – 2012. Currently, Rasvan Popescu is the vice chair of the CNA.

Among the volumes published by Rasvan Popescu are "Subomul" (story, 1991), "The Bee and Claw Man" (Romania, 1994), "Late" (1996), "Spokesperson" (2002) The Woman of Dreams " (novels, 2004), "Some Colorful Painted in Red" (Journalism, 2006) and "The Monkey Box, Journal" (2013). At the same time, the Italian version of the book "Late", titled "Fundesac", appears in Bonanno Italian publishing house in 2010 in Marco Cugno's translation.

Rasvan Popescu also wrote the film script "Too Late" (1996, directed by Lucian Pintilie, chosen at the Cannes International Festival 1996), "Paradis Terminus" (1998, co-director Radu Aldulescu, directed by Lucian Pintilie, (1999, directed by Nicolae Mărgineanu), "War in the Kitchen" (2001, directed by Marius Barna), "Noro" (2003, film by Radu Gabrea) "Woman of Dreams" (2005, a film directed by Dan Piţa, received the 2005 UCIN Awards for Picture and Assembly), "Something Good to Life" (2011, directed by Dan Piţa, Best Film Award at the International Festival of Avanca, UCIN 2011 Award for Image and Young Hope).


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