Top 10 Directors

10. János Szász

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 Theatre Academy as a theatre and film dramaturg and writer, after which he also attended the film direction course. He graduated from the Academy as a film director in 1987. He … Read more

9. András Kovács

9. András Kovács
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András Kovács (born 20 June 1925) is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. He directed 30 films between 1961 and 1996. His 1978 film A ménesgazda was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival. He was also a member of the jury at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.

8. Zoltán Fábri

8. Zoltán Fábri
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A key figure in the development of Hungarian New Cinema, director, screenwriter, and actor Zoltán Fábri’s best-known films are Körhinta/Merry Go-Round (1955) and Hannibál tanár úr/Professor Hannibal (1956). Born in Budapest, Fábri started out as a set designer for the Academy of Fine Arts and then worked for the Academy of Dramatic and Film Art. He then began directing plays. … Read more

7. Miklós Jancsó

7. Miklós Jancsó
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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

6. Kornél Mundruczó

6. Kornél Mundruczó
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Kornél Mundruczó was born in Hungary in 1975. He studied at the Hungarian University of Film and Drama and is now a renowned European film-director, whose films premier at the most prestigious festivals all over the world. After a short film (AFTA), he directed four features films (Pleasant days, Johanna, Delta, The Frankenstein-Project) and won various awards in famous festivals. His … Read more

5. András Jeles

5. András Jeles
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His Feature Films: 1974 FÉLÁLOM (HALF AWAKE) graduation film 1979 A KIS VALENTINÓ (LITTLE VALENTINO) Hungarian Film Critics’ Award: Best Debut Film Chosen into The Twelve Best Feature Films in Hungarian Film History 1981 CSOKONAI (MTV) 1983 ÁLOMBRIGÁD (DREAM BRIGADE) Tróia: Best Screenplay Bludenz: Best Feature Film 12th Hungarian Film Week, Budapest: Best Director Hungarian Film Critics': László B. Nagy … Read more

4. György Pálfi

4. György Pálfi
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György Pálfi was born in 1974, graduated as film director at the Theatre and Film Academy in Budapest in 2000. Since then he has directed numerous award winning TV commercials and two feature films. His feature films, ‘Hukkle’ (2002) and ‘Taxidermia’ (2006) won dozens of international film festivals around the World – such as: Sundance, Cottbus, Tallin, Santa Fe, Kiev, … Read more

3. István Szabó

3. István Szabó
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Szabó is the most internationally famous Hungarian filmmaker since the late 1960s.[1] Working in the tradition of European, auteurist art cinema, he has made films that represent many of the psychological and political conflicts of his own and Central Europe?s history. He achieved international success with Mephisto (1981), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Since then, … Read more

2. Benedek ?Bence? Fliegauf

2. Benedek ?Bence? Fliegauf
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Benedek Fliegauf (born 15 August 1974, Budapest ? Hungary), is a Hungarian film director. As founder of the ?Raptors collective?, he is also involved in sound design and set design. Living in Budapest he is a leading figure of the new generation of Hungarian filmmakers. I first came across Benedek while searching for new interesting Hungarian filmmakers. He has stated … Read more

1. Béla Tarr

1. Béla Tarr
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Tarr began to realize his interests with film-making at the age of 16 by making amateur films and later working as a caretaker at a national House for Culture and Recreation. Most of his amateur works were documentaries, mostly about the life of workers or poor people in urban Hungary. His amateur work brought him to the attention of the Béla Balázs … Read more