Queen Marie of Romania: A Passion for Beauty (15 mn)
Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938) was a very modern women. Her popularity internationally was akin to that of Lady Diana in contemporary times. Queen Marie had a unique sense of the esthetic inspired by ancient symbology, peasant folk traditions, the art-deco styles of her time, and her own special artistic vision. Much of this was embodied in the homes she created for herself in Romania: in the Carpathian Mountain sites of Sinaia and Bran, and on the Black Sea coast in Balcic (a zone returned to Bulgaria after WW-II. Queen Marie's diaries were all written in English. The film captures the passion she exuded for the world around her.

The film was produced and funded by Dan Dimancescu (Kogainon Films) under the auspices of the Aspera Foundation (Lincoln, MA) and filmed and directed by Sorin Iliesiu (Bucharest, Romania). Narration by Princess Marina Sturdza (London & Bucharest).