Ion Ungureanu, director, minister, drama, Morning Star.
Abstract: On September 8th, 2015, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted an exceptional cultural event dedicated to the celebration of the 80th anniversary of prominent cultural figure - Ion Ungureanu, actor and director, ex-Minister of Culture of the Republic of Moldova, Artist of the People, Laureate of the National Award, holder of the Order of the Republic.
The event began with the opening of the exhibition "Ion Ungureanu, a destiny lightened by the Morning Star" bringing together more than 230 photos, documents, books, theater programs and posters, prizes, awards and other relics that reflect important aspects of the life and work of one of the most prominent figures of the national culture.
The artistic activity of actor and director Ion Ungureanu includes 13 roles in theatre plays, 21 roles in radio shows and 27 roles in "Moldova-film" and "Mosfilm" productions. He staged 26 plays in theatre and 8 plays in television.
Theseus, Malvolio, Dr. Dorn, von Walter; "Birds of our Youth", "Holy of Holies" and "White Church" by I. Druță, "Minodora" by A. Strâmbeanu, "Nameless Star" by M. Sebastian, "Radu Stefan, the First and the Last" by A. Bu-
suioc - these are just some of the roles and performances that glorified this wonderful actor and director.
In 1970s famous Russian actor Mikhail Ulyanov considered Ion Ungureanu in line with such the greatest directors of the Soviet theater as Georgy Tovstonogov, Iury Liubimov, Anatoly Efros and Oleg Efremov.
The exhibition is a first attempt to valorise through exhibition the cultural and political work of the actor, director and public person Ion Ungureanu. The phenomenon of Ungureanu is yet to be studied, and the lesson of dignity and verticality given by this outstanding personality is yet to be assumed by contemporaries and generations to come.
List of illustrations:
1. The exhibition poster.
2. Debut on the stage of Kremlin Theatre and Vahtangov Theatre. Ion Ungureanu as Alexandru Damian in the play "Wild Flowers" by C. Condrea, 1960.
3. Ion Ungureanu (poet Boris Grădinaru) and Vladimir Zaychuk (driver Toader) in the film "When a person is not in his place", "Moldova-film", 1958.
4. Ion Ungureanu playing inspector Lodze in the film "Favorite", "Moldova-film", 1976.
5. Minister of Culture and Cults Ion Ungureanu at the event of re-opening of the monument to Stefan the Great after its restoration and relocation, August 31, 1990.
6. Sequence from the opening of the exhibition "Ion Ungureanu, a destiny enlightened by the Morning Star".
7. Fragment of the festive event dedicated to the anniversary of the actor and director Ion Ungureanu, National Museum of History of Moldova, September 8, 2015.