Famous Romanian actor Victor Rebengiuc announces retirement

Victor Rebengiuc, one of Romania’s most recognizable actors, announced that he is now performing his last role, ending over six decades spent in the limelight.

The legendary actor currently stars in “The Father,” a play directed by Cristi Juncu which will premiere this weekend. In 2014, “The Father” received the Moliére prize for best play and was nominated for the 2016 Tony and Laurence Olivier awards. It was translated into Romanian by Carmen Iernilă and adapted for the theatre by Raluca Aprodu, a star of Ruxx.

Victor Rebengiuc’s career spans over 65 years. He will soon turn 90 and stated that it has become increasingly hard to act.

In “The Father,” Rebengiuc plays an aging father who is looking for sense in a world that is increasingly hard to perceive.

Victor Rebengiuc has been a member of the Bulandra Theater in Bucharest since 1957 and has performed over 200 roles on its stage. He has also performed in many Romanian movies, from the leading role in Liviu Ciulei’s The Forest of the Hanged (1965, based on a novel by Liviu Rebreanu) to the more recent, memorable performance in Stere Gulea’s Moromeții (1987, based on Marin Preda’s famous novel).

This year, Rebengiuc received a Career Achievement Gopo Award after having won two Best Actor awards and one Best Supporting Actor Award.

The movie Morometii (The Moromete Family) was recently released on YouTube in HD format with English subtitles.

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