Analysis of The Turin Horse
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"In Turin on 3rd January, 1889, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, the driver of a cab is having…

Analysis of The Turin Horse
History of Hungarian film studios and foreign productions shot in Hungary
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Hungary's largest film studio, Stern Film Studio & Media Center is scheduled to open in September 2004 in Pomáz, north of Budapest with the aim of providing a shooting location…

History of Hungarian film studios and foreign…
Titanic Filmfestival
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Titanic is the film festival that has surprised Hungarian audiences in the past with the works of cinema of the Far East, the visually stunning and often very bloody Korean…

Titanic Filmfestival
Department of Visual Culture and Literary Theory at University of Szeged
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The most important feature of our newly founded Department is interdisciplinarity, connecting two fields of inquiry and education. Our research projects and teaching activities equally focus on cinema and the…

Department of Visual Culture and Literary The…
10. Zoltán Fábri: Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta)
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A romantic drama from a Hungarian village of the mid-1950s. The story of the love and rebellion of Mari Pataki, a timid young girl, has been betrothed to a wealthy…

10. Zoltán Fábri: Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta)
10. János Szász
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From the age of 18 he spent 4 years at the Hungarian National Theatre in Budapest as a props man. After this, he graduated from the Budapest State Film and…

10. János Szász
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Another reviews of Hungarian films

Another reviews of Hungarian films
Film analyses

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is an unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity with the emphasis on European films, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience, Estonian filmmakers and … Read more

Interview with Mari Törőcsik

Interview with Mari Törőcsik
Authors

Ever since her first screen role inKörhinta (Merry-Go-Round, 1955), which brought her immediate international recognition at the Cannes Film Festival, Mari Törőcsik (born 1935) has been the leading Hungarian screen actress. She received the Best Actress award at Cannes in 1971 for her role in Love (Szerelem; directed by Károly Makk) and again in 1976 for Déryne, hol van? (Mrs Déry, Where Are You?; directed … Read more

Comparative analysis of the films by Jancsó and Wajda

Comparative analysis of the films by Jancsó and Wajda
Film analyses

Hungary and Poland, to a large degree, have parallel and interlocking histories. Krzysztof Rucinski looks at how the two film masters of these nations have presented the past and themes of oppression in their early masterpieces. A parallel history of two nations “Pole, Hungarian: dear kin / Both, to saber and to drink!” claims an old bilingual proverb that encapsulates … Read more

6. Béla Tarr: Satan’s Tango (Sátántangó)

6. Béla Tarr: Satan’s Tango (Sátántangó)
Top 10 Films

At over 7 hours long, Satantango, Bela Tarr’s magnum opus, is an epic like no other. Though length-wise it might still fall short of the 15-hour long Berlin Alexanderplatz, but unlike the latter it was a far more challenging odyssey ? and a more gratifying one too. This incessantly bleak and visually stunning work is a mesmerizing and tantalizing exercise in minimalism … Read more

7. Miklós Jancsó

7. Miklós Jancsó
Top 10 Directors

Miklós Jancsó was born in the town of Vác, famous for its old prison and churches. Jancsó’s father was a Transylvanian, whereas his mother’s family came from Romania. Originally Jancsó wanted to become a stage director, but because there was no institution of higher education of this kind in Hungary, he studied law and also ethnography and art history at … Read more

Exploited Heterotopias

Exploited Heterotopias
Film analyses

As the title suggests, I make an attempt to study spaces in which our roles are not determined, ?pre-determined’ – which is obviously problematic, since the function of a given space also suggests the role we are supposed to take when we enter it – for example in a cinema we are expected to be spectators, while in a shop … Read more

University of Theatre and Film, Hungary

University of Theatre and Film, Hungary
Education

The University of Theatre and Film is one of its kind in Hungary. It is the only institution that gives BA and MA degrees to the future creative artists of theatre, film and television. Thus it strives at creating conditions and programs that favor quality above all else and can secure the highest possible standards. Exam works by students often … Read more

Metropolis

Metropolis
Journals

Metropolis, a Hungarian journal of film theory and film history, was founded in 1996 upon the initiative of a handful of students at what was then called Moving Image Theory and Pedagogy program at the Humanities Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest. (This course of study has since metamorphosed into ELTE?s Film Theory and Film History BA and MA … Read more

KMH Stúdió

KMH Stúdió
Studios

KMH Film was founded in 2003 by university students studying to be film directors and producer Ferenc Pusztai. In the short time that has elapsed since then, KMH Film has completed three highly appreciated feature films, while also making commercials, several short films and documentaries. Ágnes Kocsis’ first feature film Fresh Air received several Hungarian and international acknowledgements and awards. … Read more

Hungarian Film Week

Hungarian Film Week
Festivals

The Film Week, the most important national film festival of Hungary was established in 1965. Initially it was held in Pécs, a beautiful city in the south of Hungary where only Hungarian feature films were screened, then in 1983 it moved to the capital city of Budapest to stay. Since 1989 it has had an extended programme to offer every year … Read more