The exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work" is part of a new cycle of cultural and scientific events - a project with the generic „Personalities of the 20th century" initiated by the NMHM having as objective the valorization and promotion of the achievements of notorious personalities of national culture and science.
The exhibition displays over 150 photographs, documents, state distinctions, toffees which were awarded to V. Gagiu at different international competitions and festivals, personal objects, film posters etc. - relics that reflect the life and work of the renowned scenarist and film director.
Different compartment of the exhibition shows us the years of studies, professional activity, social activity and private life of V. Gagiu.
The photos represent fascinating fragments from the most valuable cinema projections realized by the late scenarist and film director, such as: Omul merge după soare (The man follows the sun), Când pleacă cocorii (When cranes are leaving), Gustul pâinii (The taste of bread), Zece ierni pe-o vară (Ten winters for one summer), Corbii prada n-o împart (The crows don't share the pray), Unde ești, dragoste (Where are you, love), Deținutul misterios (The mysterious prisoner), Ultimul haiduc (The last haiduc) etc. They also offer an opportunity to meet with the great actors who featured in Valeriu Gagiu's movies: Grigore Grigoriu, Dumitru Fusu, Valeriu Cupcea, Vasile Zubcu, Marica Bălan, Gheorghe Grâu, Natalia Saico, Larisa Lujina, Anatol Papanov, Valeriu Gataev, Nicolae Gubenco, Larisa Guzeeva etc.
Among the many valuable objects displayed in the exhibition some have a particular sentimental value.
This is an image of V. Gagiu near the bust of Nicolae Iorga, the place where once was the Sanatorium - Maternity of doctor Rudolf Kurtz, where on May 1st, 1938 was born the future scenarist and film director.
This is a calendar with a fragment from the movie „Omul merge după soare" (The man follows the sun) with which V. Gagiu made his debut in 1961 at „Moldova-film" Studio as a scenarist.
The typewriting machine „Colibri" is another special memorial object which was used by V. Gagiu to write his first scenarios and which has been confiscated in 1971 by the KGB the during the search conducted at home.
The exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work" is organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova in collaboration with the Cinematographers Union of the Republic of Moldova.