Réka Szabó is a filmmaker and choreographer and acts in both roles in ‘The Euphoria of Being’, where she brings together two women, they rehearse together the dance-theatre performance ‘The Euphoria of Being’ premiered in January 2019 in Budapest.
The 29th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb feature film jury awarded Milorad Krstić’s action thriller Ruben Brandt, Collector.
The 18th Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluja-Napoca highlights current Hungarian movies and filmmakers, the Hungarian Day will be held on June 5. Screenings, Q&As, roundtables and the traditional, not-to-miss “GulashParty” at the Banffy Palace.
2018 was a spectacular year for service productions in Hungary: we welcomed Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new ‘Terminator’ movie as well as Will Smith for ‘Gemini Man’. Not many people expected this, but 2019 already seems even more eventful for local crews and our soundstages - let’s have a look at our top 5!
Three Hungarian shorts in competition and restored versions of Johnny Corncob and “must-see Hungarian gem” Cat City on show at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market kicking off on 10 June.
The Witness by Péter Bacsó will return to the Cannes Classics.
The original, uncensored version of The Witness at Cannes Classics.
Katalin Moldovai graduated from the Budapest Metropolitan University with her short film As Up To Now, which has been invited to the Cinéfondation programme of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie is about an elderly mother and her middle-aged daughter. It turns out that the mother is ill and only has months left to live, an issue both have to face – as well as the nature of their relationship. Interview.
In recent years Julianna Ugrin has produced socially conscious and formally inventive documentaries through her Budapest-based independent production company Éclipse Film — films about Hungarian gay communities during the Kádár era (Hot Men Cold Dictatorships), a Somalian refugee (Easy Lessons), a Bhutanese family (The Next Guardian), teenagers with a troubled home life who work at the Children’s Railway (Train to Adulthood) or modern-day slavery (A Woman Captured). She has been selected as one of the European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move in 2019.
Gábor Reisz’ Bad Poems won four, Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset won six prizes at the Hungarian Film Award ceremony closing the Hungarian Film Week on the 28th April in one of the most prestigious theatres in Budapest, Vígszínház. The voting members of the Hungarian Film Academy choose the winners in 18 categories.