The 69th Berlinale was not only about discovering new talents like Luca Tóth and Flóra Anna Buda, it was also about screening restored masterpieces, like Adoption by Márta Mészáros and Sátántangó by Béla Tarr.
24 years went by since a Hungarian film was selected for the Venice Film Festival's main competition. Ildikó Enyedi's 'Magic Hunter' was the latest film chocen. Now 'Sunset', the new feature of the Academy Award winner László Nemes, will be premiered in Venice.
Zsófia Szilágyi is in Cannes with her first film 'One Day', with Zsófia Szamosi in the main role. Gergely Pohárnok is back in Cannes as the cinematographer of Valeria Golino's film 'Euphoria' in Un Certain Regard.
After 'On Body and Soul' won the Golden Bear in 2017, Hungarian cinema is back in Berlin. Árpád Bogdán returns to Berlinale with his second feature 'Genesis', which was screened as a Special in the Panorama programme. Ildikó Enyedi's first feature 'My 20th Century' was screened in the Berlinale Classics and the new short animation by Réka Bucsi competed in the short programme.
Kornél Mundruczó came back to Cannes with his new feature 'Jupiter's Moon', the graduation short film 'Invisibly' by Áron Szentpéteri was competed in the Cinéfondation section, and Zoltán Fábri's masterpiece 'Merry-Go-Round' was screened in the Cannes Classics.
Hungarian film is having a strong presence at the 66th Berlinale. 'On Body and Soul' is selected for the Official Competiton, '1945' is in the Panorama and 'Volcano Island' in the Generation programme. You can also read about the latest news on Hungarian cinema, including the story behind 'Sing', which is nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Live Action Short.
The Cannes 2016 issue of the Hungarian Film Magazine brings special focus on Hungarian animation, presenting Superbia (Critics' Week) and The Noise of Licking (Cinefondation) and features the success story of the Oscar-winning Son of Saul, and more about Hungarian film industry.
Berlin, 2016: Son of Saul, LOVE by Réka Bucsi and Lily Lane, Bence Fliegauf's latest film represent Hungary at the Berlinale. Know everything about them flipping through the Berlinale 2016 issue of Hungarian Film magazine.
The Autumn issue is taking the next step outside of Europe for the first time, to the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. You can read more about this year's biggest Hungarian success Son of Saul, along with the shortfilm and documentary feature hits of this season.
Cannes 2015 was almost all about Son of Saul – at least for Hungarian cinema. In this issue talks Laszlo Nemes about his approach and aims, but we also remembers the great Miklós Jancsó whose Round-Up features in the Cannes Classics selection.