Brief introduction

Cleopatra Lorintiu is a writer, poet, journalist, columnist, publisher, producer, TV director, distinguish reporter and  former diplomat.

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Cleopatra Lorintiu,Paris 2006.Photo by Bernard Brumberg.
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Cleopatra Lorintiu , New York, 1992

Cleopatra Lorintiu appears to the public under several facets.  She is a Romanian writer, poet, journalist, TV producer, reporter, columnist and she was also in the others domains like diplomacy, editions, public relations, and non-governmental topics. It is a common denominator her atypical itinerary and also strong respect of principles ideals and convictions.

Member of PEF

Parlement des Ecrivains Francophones
Cleopatra Lorintiu-Avignon2017©Cleopatra Lorintiu


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Cleopatra Lorintiu for Romanian TVR international Channel, 15 October  2015


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Cleopatra Lorintiu, Paris, 2003.Screen capture from a TV movie.


Cleopatra Lorinţiu în platourile Samanyolu.2013Istanbul©Cleopatra Lorintiu
Cleopatra Lorinţiu  on the Television  Samanyolu.2013, Istanbul


Cleopatra Lorintiu Bucharest ©Cleopatra Lorintiu
October 2015 during footage for a documentary, Bucharest


She published books of poems, novels, short stories, interviews, travel impressions, and literature for children. She has published verses, short stories, novels, essays, articles in almost all the prominent newspapers and magazines for 30 years in Romania. Fixed columns of theatrical, literature, television chronicle, cultural essays, and literature for children. Some poems and short stories were published in French, German, Russian, Arabic, and English.

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Cleopatra LORINTIU  October 2015, Bucharest, Romanian Television Broadcast(Photo by Diana Cretu)

In her artistic documentaries for TV or radio broadcast, on subjects of big interests or unusual issues, in the TV broadcasts for the Romanians abroad, produced and realized as freelancer and producer of a weekly broadcast for the native Romanians in Chicago, USA, for the Romanian public Channels TVR1, TVR2, TVR I, in her reportages or sketches of atmosphere, portraits of the personalities or literary reports, Cleopatra Lorintiu strewed metaphors, poetic or playful senses, a humanist message and the trust in the long-lasting cultural values.

She has realized reportages, documentaries, and commentaries for the in different countries like. Canada, Italy, China, Thailand, USA, EAU, Greece, Morocco, France, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, Venezuela, Czech Republic, Jordanie, Israel, Moldova. Gradually she moved closer to other genres and invisible boundaries and often unclear, who attracted.

During her youth she has written extensively on childhood and children’s readers: the compass was turned towards the world of wonderment and discovery of feelings. The tales, stories published in magazines, in books, staged in theater performances on the radio, or chosen by the authors of textbooks often remained in the memory of young readers.


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Cleopatra Lorintiu ,October 2014, Bistrita la Vernisajul Expoziției de fotografie  ”Lumi” de Maximilian Tomozei.

On one account to another scum of course the small kingdom of childhood, with his questions, his unspoken things, his overtures to the world. It’s time to the prose that begins: news, stories, and novels, even the circumstances are not always favorable. The novel „Abandon”, written and redone four times during the ’80s, under the gaze of the pitiless censors of the day did was never published, is included under the new title „Someone in the past” and other waiting in the drawers they are published. Journalism is still coming soon to the public: the interviews and confessions, literature memories.


She published the books:la_reine_au_pas_volees


The Queen of Stolen Steps Dacia Editorial House, 1978(poems),

The hour of Colors (Ion Creanga Editorial House),

The Story of the dragonfly, novels for children ( Libeluliada) Ion Creanga Editorial House,presque_imaginaire

The landscape of my absence – poems „Cartea romaneasca” Editorial House,

Holiday’s exercises – short stories „Ion Creanga Editorial House” 1984 .(For this book she received The prize of Bucharest’s writers, the same year. )

The Terrace with Oleanders – poems, Dacia Editorial House 1985,

The House with Wild Grass – short stories, National House of Editions 1985,

Almost Imaginary – poems( „Cartea romaneasca „Editorial House 1987),

There’s a distinct place,le_paysage-dont_jabsente Edition Sport Turism 1989(essays),

The Little Girl I used to be – novel, Intact Editorial House 1992une_lumiere_supplementaire; and ”Universul academic” 2020 

Love doesn’t pass away – novel Luna Editorial House 1992,

The Lovers Tea – poems Quadrat press Editorial Housela_terasse_aux_lauriers 1994.

Interviews: No contract – Quadrat Press Editorial House 1994.(interviews with Emanuel Valeriu 

Someone from the past – poems and short stories Luna Editorial House 1995.la_libellule le_the_des_amants-111



A Bunch of Dreams – short stories Mondocart Editorial House 1998.  

A Supplementary Light – essay and interviewsil_y_a_un_endroit_clair,”Muzeum „Editorial House 2000.  

Ephemeral Breathing – poems in Romanian and French Axa Editorial House 2002,Iubirea_nu_trece-3Fetita_care_eram_51

The vocation of the lonely way( Editorial House Carpathica)cleopatra_lorintiu_souffle_ephemerecleopatra_lorintiu_un_ghem_de_vise1coperta-Lorintiu-Palaria-de-pai





The straw hat, novel, Eikon Edition 2013, another edition 2014.

Short meetings ( 2016 Charmides Edition),

There is a distinct place ( second edition),Charmides Edition,2016

The Short Years” Poetry,Anthology, Scoala Ardeleana Editing House 2019.

Benevolenza- 2021 Contact International Edition, only e-book 

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Naji Naman Literary Prize for Cleopatra Lorintiu(For details see

What not to look for – dialogues with Jean Jacques Askenasy(RAO Edition 2021)

Despre ce nu se uită un dialog jean Jacques askenasy -Cleopatra Lorintiu, Editura RAO 2021
What not to look for – dialogues with Jean Jacques Askenasy(RAO Edition 2021)



In May 2010  : Cleopatra Lorintiu :  Honorary Award (for complete works) Naji Naaman.

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Cleopatra Lorintiu, Library George Cosbuc ,Bistrita, spring 2013.Book signing.







”A pandemic conversation. Two different people, who establish a consistent and noble dialogue. Various, sensitive topics. Personalities evoked with love. Nostalgia, sadness, combined with joy and hope.
In a nutshell, this is a book about the unforgettable, a moment of upliftment and peace, about past and present times. And, why not, next.”


Scurte întâlniri ,2016 Editura Charmides
Scurte întâlniri ,2016 Editura Charmides .(Short Meetings.2016)


Cleopatra Lorințiu at Gaudeamus Book Fair 2013
Date 23 November 2013,
Author Razvan Socol


”The Short years” Poetry anthology 2019


Director of many artistic documentary films. She was a freelancer in Chicago for TV ethnic Chanel (1992-1994 )and a producer in National Romanian Television  (1994-2002) and (2007-2016).

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Cleopatra LORINTIU, writer( Photo by Petru Bogdan),2006

About her Poetry:

”The expressiveness, the science of balance between introspection and the counterpart of the real, the availability of an imaginary always on the alert, able to settle in refined, dense compositions, through the gravity and diction of problematization, seem to be part of Cleopatra Lorinţiu’s talent formula.

Debauchery, sudden lucidity, awakening in a cold, abusive exterior, abandoned by mystery. The verse itself becomes a clear notation, a hallucinatory cut-out, a kind of stop-frame of truth. Trapped in the network of nuclei of semantic disillusionment, Cleopatra Lorinţiu’s poetry is becoming more and more Montalian.( inspired by Italian Poet Eugenio Montale). Through more and more virtuosity or through an effort of thought, the poet takes part in an essential meeting. With himself, without mercy, sharing with readers an existential and poetic adventure of European scope”(Geo Vasile)

”The poet – a sensitive being – records everything with a butterfly radar, which helps her to avoid gracefully contact with the too-concrete, to which the regime of evanescence is preferred. That is why even the feeling of annoyance, which seems to be the most radical state of the psychic complexities of the heroine of these poems, reaches the sound-filtered reader through successive curtains – snow or fragrant effluvia – or through a languorous cloth that spreads easily. This evanescence reaches forms reminiscent of the symbolist anemias at the moment when the poet – supreme levitation in reality – has the feeling of „the landscape from which he is missing”. (Cornel Regman)


She  recived Price of APTR (Association of the Professionals for the Television of Romania) for the documentary „Stefan Augustin Doinas” (Romanian poet) Excellence in the culture, 2001 (See:

In 2002, the film about the poetry of Odysseas Elytis was diffused during „The international meeting for women and peace made by Pact of Stability in Thessaloníki”, Greece.

She was awarded  by Price Eco Tour for the film of tourism for the film “The Cantacuzino Palace ”

In 2004 the film “Hobita, a state of the heart” on the life of Constantin Brancusi, was diffused during the festivals of the University of Nantes” France and by Poland National Broadcast.

During filming in the artist’s studio.Cleopatra Lorinţiu and Gribaudo, important plastic artist, Turin, 2000


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Cleopatra Lorintiu during the filming in Maramures, Photo by Ene Arșinel,1993


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Eniko Szilagy and Cleopatra Lorintiu, 2013 in Paris


Cleopatra Lorintiu and Ileana Iliescu ( etoile du balet ) during the filming for the movie, 2002

She realized documentary about the personalities of the artistic life as opera singers artists Mariana Nicolesco, Marina Krilovici, about sculptors and painters like Ion Vlasiu, Ion Sălişteanu, Gabriela Manole Adoc, Elena Boariu about writers like Stefan Augustin Doinas, Romulus Vulcănescu, Gheorghe Tomozei, Tudor Opriş.The meeting with personalities of contemporary history like Manole Filitti or the princess Alexandra Caragea, the famous botanist Ovidiu Bojor, the conductor of Wien Orchester Gert Hoffbauer, the Italian artist Gribaudo or the photographer Eddy Novarro has been the point of departure for movies or pages written.

She made documentary films that evoke the personalities of the ballet scene, as Ileana Iliescu or Gabriel Popescu. He was a reference for the ballet in Romania. Famous Carla Fracci and Marcia Haydee studied with him, a friend of Nureyev , he danced in Balchoi Theater awarded First Prize in Moscow, in 1964, choreographies in Berlin, France, Great Britain, Suisse, Italy.( The Gold and the dust of the stage, documentary, 2001)

Friendship. Cleopatra Lorintiu and Gabriel Popescu, the big star of the ballet, great choreograph.

In July 2011 she received the Special Jury Prize in the Festival for the documentaries DOCUMENT.ART.XV The 15-th International Festival of Film on Art, Ecology and Tourism July 18-21 Campulung Muscel for the movie ‘The Letters from beginners” dedicated to the teacher and writer Tudor Opris.

In 2012 AWARD for a cinematographic portrait:„Benjamin Fondane, our Tragic Ulysses”.

 Cleopatra Lorintiu , Aworded for the best art documentary,International Festival 2011.
Cleopatra Lorintiu received awards at the International Documentary Festival DokArt film.wiht Nicolae and Tea Luca.

   At the fragile border between journalism and literature, she began a series of portraits, testimonials on one time on people who have given value to their lives, people who have established themselves in the collective mind as the values and examples. Her interest for nongovernmental topics in modern society, for international policy and geostrategic issues, for public relations, and the four years as a diplomat in Paris (2002-2006), complete an itinerary still dynamic.

Geopolitics issues

Cleopatra Lorintiu was a diplomat of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Romania at the Embassy of Romania in France, between 2002 -2006. (First Secretary for the Political Affairs, Press and Communications, attached to Education and Research, for Community life and the Romanians abroad.)

 she was  Deputy Director( Diplomatic Conselleor) in  Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel.( 2018-2022)

Like former diplomat, was corespondent  for  the Observatory, Geo Strategic Studies in Paris, expert of CMIESI Morocco,

correspondent of ” Geopolitica Review”, a journalist at National Broadcast Television in Romania, and Chief editor of the ZAMAN ROMANIA( Romanian edition of the Turkish Journal) between 2013-2016.

Member of Advisory Board of Intercutural Research Center, Lumina University of southeast Europe. She heads The Francophonie Departement and the Communications and CCERPA Think Tank and Chief editor of the Magazine „Romanian/Arabic Cultural Horizon, publishd in 26 May 2016. 

Lansarea revistei Orizont cultural român arab 26 mai 2016 CCERPA
Lansarea revistei Orizont cultural român arab 26 mai 2016 CCERPA


Ambasadoarea Algeriei la Bucureşti, dr.Dirar Kutaini si Cleopatra Lorintiu, seara algeriana la CCERPA moderata de Cleopatra Lorintiu dec 2015
Ambasadoarea Algeriei la Bucureşti, dr.Dirar Kutaini si Cleopatra Lorintiu, seara algeriana la CCERPA moderata de Cleopatra Lorintiu dec 2015

She moderated The Algerienne Evening in CCERPA ,and preparing like chief editor a new publication ” Horizont Romanian Arabic”

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Cleopatra Lorintiu. Conference INS, Bucharest, October 2015.

She was the moderator at conferences on topics such as The Freedom of Expression in Democracy (12 October 2015 National Institute of Statistics with International Cultural Dialogue and Global Intelligence News ) or The Freedom of Media ( 2015) University of Journalism, Hyperion.Bucharest.

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Cleopatra Lorintiu moderating a panel of debate about the Freedom of media after France’s terrorist attack, 15 January 2015 University Hyperion, Bucharest

She participates in debates about European Dialogue Mediterranean ) 2014 , Senate of  France with  AFACOM)

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Cleopatra Lorintiu during the travel in Morocco, Casablanca,1996


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Cleopatra Lorintiu, meeting in Bistrita, House of Culture, march 2013.











Other activity: Diplomatic activity in Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  like a diplomat in the Romanian Embassy in Paris(2002-2006) and Diplomatic Counselor as deputy Director in Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv( 2018-2021).


The short years, here they have come /The old meanings  unfolded by themselves/ All that strength in vane./ The meaning I had lost /The false meaning, disbanded /The frail heart. /Reality, how queer /The compact cold. And the memory, stripes, stripes./ Feathers flying from an old pillow. /Take a step and you ram The unseen wall./You reach out with our hand and recover it bloodstained.

(from “The Terrace with the bay-trees “- poems – Dacia,1985  Translated by Zorin Diaconescu

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Cleopatra Lorintiu presents ZAMAN GALA,22 November 2013


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Cleopatra Lorintiu, October 2015 Bucharest










Personal Life : Between 2006 and 2010 she was married to the French photographer Bernard Brumberg (1952-2014) .The premature death of Bernard Brumberg (Bucharest, March 1, 2014) following a severe illness, left immense sorrow in her heart.

Honorary Citizen of the Bistrita Nasaud Department , Awarded 22 December2016


la Ceremonia de acordare a Titlului de Cetăţean de Onoare a judeţului Bistriţa Năsăud, 22 decembrie 2016
La Ceremonia de acordare a Titlului de Cetăţean de Onoare a judeţului Bistriţa Năsăud, 22 decembrie 2016.At the Award Ceremony of Honorary Citizen of Bistriţa Năsăud County, December 22, 2016

Ceremonia de acordare a titlului de Cetăţean de Onoare. Cleopatra Lorinţiu alături de radu Moldovan, Preşedintele Consiliului Judeţean Bistriţa -Năsăud
Ceremonia de acordare a titlului de Cetăţean de Onoare. Cleopatra Lorinţiu alături de Radu Moldovan, Preşedintele Consiliului Judeţean Bistriţa -Năsăud


Poetry Antology ” The Short years”2019

During 2018-2022, as a diplomatic advisor and deputy director, she organized, initiated, and led dozens of cultural events for the Israeli public. She showed a special affinity and understanding towards the Israelis with Romanian roots. He constantly commented on the books of the Israeli authors of the Romanian language and wrote chronicles dedicated to the plastic artists.

Menachem Falek, Cleopatra Lorintiu,Paul Farkas ,2019,Romanian Cultural Institut Tel Aviv
Cleopatra Lorintiu at the launch of the book prof. dr. Carol Iancu in the presence of Prof. Dr. Moshe Idel,2019, Tel Aviv ICR
Arie Lamdan Israelian artist and Cleopatra Lorintiu, July 2020 Richon Lezion, Israel. in the artist’s studio
A discussion on contemporary music with the Rector Michael Klingofer of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the composer Vladimir Scolnic, organized by Cleopatra Lorințiu in Jerusalem
Marlena Braester, poet and translator together with Cleopatra Lorințiu made at Ein Hod a documentary about Marcel Iancu and Tristan Tzara. At the Ein Hod Museum.Janco DADA Museum.
Image from the evocations published by Cleopatra Lorințiu dedicated to the architect and painter Marcel Iancu, the founder of the artistic community from Ein Hod and the DADA Museum. At the top of the image, Cleopatra Lorințiu and the historian Carol Iancu (Montpellier)
At the launch of the book by Richard Armonn, Cleopatra Lorințiu and the author, the first Honorary Consul of Romania in Israel after 1990, a leader in the field of finance and banking in Israel. (December 2021 Tel Aviv)
Cleopatra Lorințiu in interviu cu pictorița Liana Saxone Horodi la Haifa august 2020
Cleopatra Lorintiu presenting the exhibition of the Israeli artist Cristina Weiss, 2021, spring, ICR.
Bella Rosenbaum si Cleopatra Lorintiu, Herzlya 2019
Concert Sergiu Cioiu la Ashdod, 2018 . in imagine : Maria Mitrache, fam. Sontag si Cleopatra Lorintiu .După spectacol.
Omagiu Marelui Rabin Alexandre Safran organizat de Cleopatra Lorintiu.In fotografie alături de prof. dr. oftalmolog Avinoam Safran(Geneva), fiul Marelui Rabin al Genevei, Prof.dr. academician Carol Iancu ( Montpellier_, dr. Michel Iancu ( directorul Institutului Maimonide, Montpellier). iulie 2018.Tel Aviv ICR.




Brigitte Battat ,Cleopatra Lorintiu, fam .Michael Finkenthal, Debbie and Jacob Battat , Tel Aviv 12 avril 2022. Event for the book ”My Life as a Nomad. Where is home?”


Andrei Kivu ,Cleopatra Lorintiu, Andreea Soare, Jerusalem
  • In 2023 she is awarded the Diploma of Excellence for Merits of the Association of Filmmakers in Romania 


*The launch of his book „Secret Flights” at the Gaudeamus Book Fair December 2022 is an opportunity to meet readers(in the photo Academician PHD dr. Jean Askenasy, Cleopatra Lorintiu, Nadia Farcas( director Edition House Ecou Transilvan), Irina Airinei  .



For her  merits,s he is awarded the „Peace and Dialogue” award, on April 3, 2023, in a celebration at Marriott Hotel,  organized on the occasion of the Iftar Dinner by the Association for Dialogue and Universal Values ​​and the „Lumina” Institutions.


her  most recent book is "Secret Flights".
Images from the launch from the "George Cosbuc" Library in Bistrita26 Avril2023
Cleopatra Lorintiu, 26 Avril2023 , with the new book ”Secret Flights”,( Edition Ecou Transilvan).