Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia will play famous Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi in The Sculptor, a new movie prepared by Scottish film director Mick Davis.
“Andy will play Brancusi in The Sculptor,” the director wrote on his Facebook page, next to a black and white photo of an Andy Garcia with glasses and a Brancusi-like beard, reports local Adevarul.ro.
Mick Davis is the director of Modigliani, a 2004 movie shot in Romania. The film, which tells the story of Amedeo Modigliani’s bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne, also stars Andy Garcia. Several Romanian actors also appear in the movie, such as George Ivascu, Ernest Maftei, and Mihai Gruia Sandu. (See other films shot in Romania here).
Last year, Mick Davis returned to Bucharest for the world premiere of his Paganini show. The play premiered at the Metropolis Theater in the capital on May 27. At that time, Davis said that he chose Nicolo Paganini for his show because he was fascinated by his music and his reputation. The famous musician also bears the nickname “the devil’s violinist.”
Andy Garcia is a Cuban-American actor and director, best known for his roles in The Godfather III (for which he also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), The Untouchables, and When A Man Loves a Woman.
Known as “the father of modern sculpture,” Brancusi was one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century as well as a painter and a photographer.
He was born on February 19, 1876, in Hobita, a small village in southern Romania. In 1903, he traveled to Munich and then to Paris. He exhibited at the Salon de Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1907 and attracted the attention of Auguste Rodin. For a short time, he worked as an assistant to Rodin but soon left to work on his own, saying “nothing grows under the shade of great trees” and soon developed his highly individual style.
Some of his most well-known sculptures are the Endless Column, the Gate of the Kiss, The Table of Silence. The Romanian state is currently trying to raise the necessary money to buy another one of Brancusi’s famous works of art – Cumintenia Pamantului (Wisdom of the Earth).
Read more about Constantin Brancusi here.
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