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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

US Actor Harvey Keitel visits his mother’s birthplace in Romania

Famous American actor Harvey Keitel visited his mother's birthplace in Maramures, Northern Romania, last Thursday.

The actor came to Romania for the shooting of the new movie See You Soon. The filming takes place at the Cluj Arena in the city of Cluj-Napoca.

On Thursday, July 6, he left Cluj-Napoca to go to Leordina commune in Maramures county, Northern Romania, the place where his mother lived until the age of 12. Here, the famous American actor was welcomed with traditional food and drinks. Moreover, he received a traditional costume, reports local Stirileprotv.ro.

After visiting the house where his mother grew up, Harvey Keitel also visited the Jewish cemetery where his ancestors are buried.

“I'm thinking of my mother walking on the streets of Leordina, and after that in New York. I have all these images in mind - the little girl who came from Leordina to New York... The father came first and then he also took them,” said the actor.

The authorities in Leordina named him honorary citizen of the commune, and promised to restore his mother’s old house and turn it into a museum.

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Irina Marica, [email protected]

(Photo source: Primaria Leordina on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

US Actor Harvey Keitel visits his mother’s birthplace in Romania

Famous American actor Harvey Keitel visited his mother's birthplace in Maramures, Northern Romania, last Thursday.

The actor came to Romania for the shooting of the new movie See You Soon. The filming takes place at the Cluj Arena in the city of Cluj-Napoca.

On Thursday, July 6, he left Cluj-Napoca to go to Leordina commune in Maramures county, Northern Romania, the place where his mother lived until the age of 12. Here, the famous American actor was welcomed with traditional food and drinks. Moreover, he received a traditional costume, reports local Stirileprotv.ro.

After visiting the house where his mother grew up, Harvey Keitel also visited the Jewish cemetery where his ancestors are buried.

“I'm thinking of my mother walking on the streets of Leordina, and after that in New York. I have all these images in mind - the little girl who came from Leordina to New York... The father came first and then he also took them,” said the actor.

The authorities in Leordina named him honorary citizen of the commune, and promised to restore his mother’s old house and turn it into a museum.

10 famous actors who share Romanian origins

Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal film to shoot in Romania, expat extras wanted

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(Photo source: Primaria Leordina on Facebook)

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