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“Buratino” in English language!

We offer you the very recent version of our great success, “The Golden Key or the Adventures of Buratino”: this time, it’s the English version we’ve made and the translation was supervised by the teacher Mihaela Liteanu. Enjoy the play and stay tuned until the end: you will be awarded by a special bonus!

Our participation at the International Booktrailer Festival 2022

Between December 2021 and March 2022, the BOOKTRAILER FILM FESTIVAL Competition was held, made in  partnership with the “A. Calini” Scientific High School, Brescia, Italy.

The FESTIVAL take place at an international level – the XV-th edition in 2022, and is organized by: “A. Calini” Scientific High School, Italy; Spiru Haret” National College, Bucharest, Romania; Secondary high school “Giosuè Carducci”, Brescia; Secondary School “Zespol Szkol Ogolnoksztalcacych no. 2”, Nowy Targ, Poland; Secondary School “Atanas Dalchev”, Sofia, Bulgaria; Secondary School “Gimnazija Karlovac”, Karlovac, Croatia; Italian Secondary School in Madrid; Italian secondary school in Barcelona.

The official information channels for Booktrailer Film Festival include:  the interactive web platform – www.booktrailerfilmfestival.eu, its own Facebook pages (one for the international stage and one for the national stage) and the official bulletin of the festival.

The Booktrailer Film Festival (BFF) is a place to meet and discuss literature and the ways in which it has been and is promoted through the cinematic language. Schools, libraries, bookstores, associations and websites are involved in the festival.

Created by “A. Calini” in 2007, the festival became European in 2016, at its tenth edition.

The involvement and creativity of middle and high school students is manifested in the creation of short videos designed to promote the pleasure of reading and interest in books.

The stages for participating are as follows:

I. The first stage of the competition – at national level, in which only the booktrailers from Romania participated and the booktrailers were selected  for the international stage; the national jury selected five booktrailers participating in the European competition;

II. The second stage – the international one, where the booktrailers from the participating countries  were judged.

A European jury, composed of two teachers and two pupils from each partner school and chaired by the President of the Italian jury, awarded the prize to the jury of European teachers and students for the best booktrailer.

A scientific committee consisting of several personalities in different fields (cinematography, literature, visual arts, music, advertising) and chaired by the festival director guarantees the cultural quality of the initiative.

The authors of the entries in the competition had to: create a Youtube channel  (preferably named after the participant’s name); upload the English booktrailer and subtitle in a different document and save the link; register on the www.booktrailerfilmfestival.eu website; fill in the registration form on the www.booktrailerfilmfestival.eu website with all the necessary information, including information about the book, synopsis of the book – in Romanian and in English –, credits and the license of the product in competition; post the booktrailer link  on Youtube; fill in the registration form.

The Erasmus+ “Pantins pour l’inclusion” Romanian coordinator project team participated to 2022 edition with a booktrailer inspired by the play “The Golden Key or the Adventures of Buratino”, inspired by the novel of Alexei Tolstoy and by the homonymous puppet theater play written by the project coordinator, Alexandru Mîță.

Read more: Our participation at the International Booktrailer Festival 2022

The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino (Russian: Золотой ключик, или Приключения Буратино) is a 1936 Soviet children’s book by Alexey Tolstoy. Buratino is a wooden puppet carved from wood by a poor and lonely old man, the organ-grinder Father Carlo from a magic speaking piece of wood gives as a gift by his friend, Giuseppe.

Every child can be found in Buratino’s personality: he doesn’t like school too much, he prefers adventure and freedom, he is a true friend, he sometimes takes the wrong path but he knows how to mobilize and how to distinguish, in the end, the good from the bad.

The genius of the author, the famous Alexei Tolstoy, author of fantastic and historical novels from the first half of the twentieth century, makes the confessed source of inspiration (Carlo Collodi’s novel) not to determine an indigo copy of Pinocchio, but to make Buratino a completely different character, more optimistic, more agile, more confident.

Alice the fox, Basilio the cat, Carrabas Barrabas, Duremar come to complete a palette of brightly colored characters who oppose Buratino, set traps for him, always wanting to hack him. However, with the help of Malvina, Artemon, Pierrot and the all-wise tortoise Tortilla, Buratino manages to find out the secret of the Golden Key. Nevertheless, until then, he finds out what is the City of Chumps and the Plain of Wonders, he even learns that his nose should not be dipped in ink, to write!

Buratino never becomes a real boy and doesn’t have that problem at all, being simply treated as a real boy throughout the story. His nose grows long by itself when he is still getting carved but doesn’t change shape afterwards, not being related to his lies or disobedience.

The filming team was composed by pupils the 7th grade from the Theoretical High School “Mihail Kogălniceanu” Vaslui, members of the troupe “Teatrul Nostru” * Notre Théâtre * Our Theater”

Actors: Andrei Hurdubaia, Alexandra Scînteie, Mihnea Sandu, Diana Nica, George Popica, Daria Băcescu, Eduard Rotariu, Bogdan Munteanu, Bianca Ciobotaru. Director: Alexandru Mîță. Romanian Language Coordinator: Mihaela Dumitrita Bahman. English texts: Mihaela-Claudia Liteanu. Music: Alexei Rybnikov, with lyrics by Alexandru Mîță.

Enjoy our production!

Buratino și cei doi Alexei

Un alt Alexei de geniu, al zilelor noastre, și-a legat numele de cel al nemuritorului personaj cu nas lung, Buratino – Alexei Rîbnikov. El este cel care a compus muzica ecranizării pentru televiziune – fundalul sonor cel mai cunoscut, un adevărat potpuriu de hituri al epocii de aur a cinematografiei pentru copii sovietice și universale.

Alexei Rîbnikov, creator al muzicii din filmul de televiziune “Aventurile lui Buratino”

Receptarea de către actorii mei de liceu cu atâta bucurie a acestor melodii, semnate „Alexei Rîbnikov” m-a convins că făcusem cea mai potrivită alegere, iar versurile șugubețe ale celor două versiuni scrise până acum ale dramatizării lui „Buratino” – cea în limba română și cea în engleză aproape că s-au scris singure. Am repetat, sâmbătă, într-o zi luminoasă de sfârșit de noiembrie, versiunea engleză a „Cântecului lui Buratino”, cu membrii trupei „Teatrul Nostru * Notre Théâtre * Our Theater”, cu gândul la cei doi mari Alexei – Tolstoi și Rîbnikov…

Alexei Rîbnikov, despre care noi nu știm prea multe pe aici, este autor a trei opere rock (una din ele, inspirată de opera celuilalt gigant Tolstoi al literaturii mondiale, Lev, intitulată tot „Război și Pace”)… a scris apoi muzica pentru nu mai puțin de 65 de filme artistice, 35 de filme de scurt-metraj și de televiziune, 16 filme de animație… Ar fi multe-multe de spus despre creația acestui mare compozitor și promit să-i fac cât de repede o prezentare pe măsură, așa cum merită un geniu al muzicii care mai este și contemporanul nostru, peste toate!

Buratino, again and again!

When I reopened Alexei Tolstoy’s book almost three years ago, placed at the forefront on the bookshelf of my childhood, I admit that I wanted to be able to turn it into a play – which wasn’t really the case. simple. I was extraordinarily happy with the enthusiasm with which I was received by the little actors of my troupe “Our Theater * Notre Théâtre * Our Theater” from the Theoretical High School “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, Vaslui with which, these days, we “set up” the 2022 edition of the play, with the English and French versions of Buratino, for an international appearance, in the frame of the Erasmus + project “Pantins pour Inclusion”.

Buratino is another universal child who makes mischief, freaks out, tells lies, befriends naughty bastards who want to harm him, befriends his whole life with a gang full of strong characters, learns what is good and what is bad in a journey of lifetime from the piece of wood to the little boy with the golden soul, like the key that the tortoise Tortilla gives him to open the hearts of the spectators, forever.

A perfect bildungsroman, without any irregularity, untouched by the roughness of time, which my little-big actors embraced and lovingly adopted. It’s “theirs”! It’s that Buratino that was mine and that I wanted to offer them. Buratino, which will be presented, in the spring of 2022, to kindergarten and general school children, whom we will film and represent at theater festivals.

The sequences that we offer you here were possible thanks to the troupe members: Ioana Vieru, Ioan Iovu, Andrei Hușanu, Daria Zaharia, Alex Cogălniceanu, Teofan Corogeanu, Bianca Ciuchilan, Miruna Creţu, Costică Cristian, Ioan Rusu, Alecsia Luca, Mădălina Nechita, whom we thank for the dedication and energy with which they invest in this theatrical project.

De nouveau, Buratino!

Lorsque j’ai rouvert il y a presque trois ans le livre d’Alexei Tolstoï, placé au premier plan sur l’étagère des livres de mon enfance, j’ai admis que je voulais pouvoir en faire une pièce de théâtre – ce qui n’était pas vraiment si facile que ça. J’ai été fort heureux de l’enthousiasme avec lequel j’ai été reçu par les petits comédiens de ma troupe «Notre Théâtre * Notre Théâtre * Notre Théâtre» du Lycée Théorique «Mihail Kogălniceanu» de Vaslui avec lesquels, ces jours-ci, nous sommes en train de mettre en place « l’édition 2022 » de la pièce, avec les versions anglaise et française de Buratino, pour une apparition internationale, dans le cadre du projet Erasmus + “Pantins pour l’inclusion”.

Buratino est un autre enfant universel qui fait des bêtises, panique, raconte des mensonges, se lie d’amitié avec des salauds qui veulent lui faire du mal, se lie d’amitié toute sa vie avec un gang plein de personnages forts, apprend ce qui est bien et ce qui est mal dans un voyage le morceau de bois au petit garçon à l’âme d’or, comme la clé que la tortue Tortilla lui donne pour ouvrir le cœur des spectateurs, à jamais.

Un bildungsroman parfait, sans aucune irrégularité, épargné par la rudesse du temps, que mes petits-grands acteurs ont embrassé et adopté avec amour. C’est « le leur »! C’est ce Buratino qui était à moi et que je voulais leur offrir. Buratino, qui sera présenté, au printemps 2022, à des enfants de maternelle et d’école générale, que nous filmerons et représenterons dans des festivals de théâtre.

Les séquences que nous vous présentons donne ici ont été possibles grâce aux membres de la troupe : Ioana Vieru, ioan Iovu, Andrei Hușanu, Daria Zaharia, Alex Cogălniceanu, Teofan Corogeanu, Bianca Ciuchilan, Miruna Creţu, Costică Cristian, Ioan Rusu, Alecsia Luca, Mădălina Nechita, que nous remercions pour leur dévouement et l’énergie avec lesquels ils s’investissent dans ce projet théâtral.

Din nou, Buratino!

Când am redeschis, acum aproape trei ani, cartea lui Alexei Tolstoi, pusă la loc de frunte pe raftul cărților de căpătâi ale copilăriei, recunosc că mi-am dorit să o pot transforma într-o piesă de teatru – ceea ce nu a fost chiar simplu.

M-a bucurat extraordinar entuziasmul cu care a fost primită de micii actori ai trupei mele „Teatrul Nostru * Notre Théâtre * Our Theater” de la Liceul Teoretic „Mihail Kogălniceanu”, Vaslui cu care, zilele acestea, „punem la cale” versiunea 2022, cu variantele în limba engleză și în limba franceză ale lui Buratino, pentru o ieșire la scenă internațională, în proiectul Erasmus+ „Pantins pour l’inclusion”.

Buratino e un alt copil universal care face năzbâtii, se zbenguie, spune minciunele, se întovărășește plin de naivitate cu ticăloși care-i vor răul, se împrietenește pentru toată viața cu o gașcă plină de caractere puternice, învață ce e bine și ce e rău într-un drum al vieții de la bucata de lemn la băiețelul cu suflet de aur, ca și cheița pe care i-o dăruiește țestoasa Tortilla spre a desfereca pentru totdeauna inimile spectatorilor.

Un bildungsroman perfect, fără nici o asperitate, neatins de rugozitățile timpului, pe care micii-mari actori ai mei l-au îmbrățișat și adoptat cu toată dragostea. E „al lor”! E acel Buratino care a fost al meu și pe care mi-am dorit să-l transmit mai departe. Buratino care va fi prezentat, din primăvară, copiilor de grădiniță și de școli generale, pe care îl vom filma și reprezenta în cadrul unor festivaluri de teatru. Secvențele pe care vi le dăruiesc aici au fost posibile datorită membrilor trupei: Ioana Vieru, Ioan Iovu, Andrei Hușanu, Daria Zaharia, Alex Cogălniceanu, Teofan Corogeanu, Bianca Ciuchilan, Miruna Crețu, Costică Cristian, Ioan Rusu, Alecsia Luca, Mădălina Nechita, cărora le mulțumesc pentru dăruirea și energia cu care se investesc în acest proiect teatral.