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Secrets of Rembrandt’s portraits @ Hungary’s Cinemas

My Rembrandt

Thursday, January, 20. 2022.

Art theaters will be screened nationwide at the Uránia National Film Theater in Budapest, in original language, with Hungarian subtitles, as well as in Hungary @ several other art cinemas including Debrecen, Szeged, Pécs, Székesfehérvár, Szolnok and Szombathely. The length of the projection is approx. 108 min.

Through the My Rembrandt documentary personal stories of art collectors, art dealers and art historians, the work of the Dutch painter giant is still captivating millions of art lovers to this day.

Rembrandt, the master of intimate portraits, is still able to shake the art market more than 350 years after his death, generations of art lovers, there are nations there for his paintings. Aristocrats admire his works, experts make revelations about them, art dealers search for them, collectors hunt for them, while museums compete for them. My exceptional documentary Rembrandtom digs deeper than ever into the art of the Old Masters and attempts to uncover the motivations of the painting princes.

My Rembrandt is nailed to the canvas with exciting story crumbs stemming from an obsession with Rembrandt paintings, more than once with a dramatic, unexpected ending. Passionate art collectors such as the Dutch Eijk and Rose-Marie De Mol van Otterloo, the American Thomas Kaplan and the Scottish Prince Buccleuch testify to their close connection to Rembrandt’s paintings and then witness an open clash between the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre when the French bar Eric Eric offers two portraits of Rembrandt for sale. The film accompanies Dutch aristocratic art dealer Jan Six as he proves the authorship of not one, but two “new” portraits of Rembrandt right away, fulfilling his childhood dream.

Oeke Hoogendijk, the new documentary for the director of the award-winning work The New Rijksmuseum.

Distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.

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Herald News – “NETWORK” Play Budapest @ Central Theater


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Network … the stage adaptation of the 1976 movie is to be coming up at the Central Theater – Budapest a super production and the most monumental performance in its history. Author Based on Paddy Chayevsky’s script, the adaptation was made by Lee Hall. Translated by György Baráthy – Director Tamás Puskás.

Sidney Lumet’s creation, Network, was the first to talk about the power and manipulation of television under the pretext of a fictional television company, UBS, whose leaders do not shy away from the most unscrupulous means of viewing while conveying only its illusion to viewers instead of reality.
Sidney Lumet stage for an adaptation of Lee’s 1976, multiple-time Oscar-winning film Lee Hall.

Summary: When a well-served, battered-successful announcer broadcasting news anchor who cracks up on the air is fired, he announces live that he will commit suicide. This is the world that we live in today. So this was also the challenge, of course, how to make this work that was a little bit of a parody in its time — how to turn it into a tragedy.”

The spectators will see Róbert Alföldi, Dorina Martinovics, Zsolt László, Tibor Fehér and Gyula Bodrogi, among others, in the lecture on the poppy power of the media, which features spectacular video technology.

The movie was made almost 5 decades ago, and yet it is still completely relevant to how things are still current in 2022. It is kinda weird seeing a play from the 70’s having more truth in one scene than most movies today have in their entire run time.

Róbert Alföldi an awesome Hungarian actor, director. His best known for his numerous controversial theatrical adaptations as a director. Played in dozen-and.dozen roles. Directed performances: Shakespeare, Beaumarchaisand Friedrich Schiller. Received countless prizes and awards. In 2014 the Hungarian edition of Forbes named him at number 1 in its List of The 100 Most Valuable.

Those whom saw the movie and/or the stage performance on Broadway and/or London are welcomed to see the piece in Hungarian language for those who Hungarians who understand English and even  without knowing the Hungarian words must see this NETWORK play by the superb actors. Every person in Hungary, all ages, colors and creeds need to watch this in the coming days.

Tickets available on the spot – District VI., 18. Révay Street – Budapest

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Fairytale World – Vajdahunyad Castle @ Budapest

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The area in front of the Vajdahunyad Castle @ Budapest is changing into a Magic Park. There are magical programs and countless Xmas delicacies for children.

 December, 10. 2021 – January 2,. 2022. – Open Daily 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

A lively fairy world and magical children’s programs at the joint event of Tulip Fairy Production and HG Media. The Magic Park offers wonderful relaxation for young children and family. The Tulip Fairy lives in the castle of the Magic Park. The little ones can make their own fairy wings and magic wands. The magic carousel of the MagicLeaf spins every day, the MagicWall invites you to draw together, and Papito the Clown invites you to find a special chest.
Visitors to the weekends and holidays can join the Magic Dance to the songs of the Toy Maker and Dream Traveler fairy tale musicals led by Fairies and Firebirds.
Of course, there will be no shortage of delicious snacks: hot chocolate,  chimney cake, fragrant roasted chestnuts and many Xmas delicacies await visitors.

Visitors will be asked to present COVID certificates on the spot to the security service upon entry.

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Winter Season – Recreation in India – Health & Ski Resort.

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Kashmir

While the pandemic played a huge part of poor tourist numbers in the Kashmir Valley, after two years Kashmir welcomes tourists back with week-long celebration to ring in the 2022 New Year. Many may know and most probably many are aware of Kashmir itself giving a splendid and panoramic view of the Himalayas.

The celebrations began last Saturday, on Xmas, at the twin tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam.
The series of celebration will end on the year’s last night 2021.
Normally, celebrating Xmas was usually for a day and then New Year for another single day.
This time, holding a grand weeklong festival, organizing it to send a message, welcoming hosting the tourists in the valley to visit Kashmir.
While the pandemic played a huge part in the lower tourism numbers in the Kashmir Valley, experts realized it has helped to revive winter tourism @ Gulmarg.

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Gulmarg

After two dismal winter seasons, Gulmarg has witnessed a heavy rush of tourists coming to enjoy the winter sport activities this year. The ski resort of Gulmarg has the festive look from Saturday as it marked a white Xmas. While hotels and buildings are illuminated, a musical program enthralled the tourists attending the celebrations in large numbers.
Last year, most adventure hunger tourists couldn’t go to Europe because of the travel ban caused by the pandemic. The local Winter Sports Association brought to life by discovering the slopes of Gulmarg – the ski capital of India. Thus the locals spent their holidays there. The ski slopes of Gulmarg match any ski slope of Europe and are found inexpensive also. Perfect place to relax, recharging at the beauty of Kashmir this year as well.
Less tourists visited the valley in the three months of summer tourism season than in November when 125,000 tourists arrived to Kashmir and most of them headed over to Gulmarg. Xmas celebrations are also held at the Pahalgam health resort in South Kashmir.
Expecting a huge rush and congestion at Gulmarg this year, the J-K Tourism department has already planned to open two more tourist destinations @ Sonamarg and Dodapathri for winter tourism this year.
(Travel restricted to these destination COVID-19 test required on arrival)

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Awesome Highlights – Light Festival – Summer of 2022 @ Pécs

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The Zsolnay Heritage Manager organized for tens of thousands of people interested this past Fall visiting the attractive venues.

The “Zsolnay Light Art” mapping competition venue was the most visited event this year during the Zsolnay Light Festival. In 2021 the 10 best audiovisual mapping works were created for the facade of Pécs Cathedral, harmonizing with the architecture, sacredness, spirituality and traditions of the building.

Aftermovie of 2021:

In 2022, July, 8-10  the visitors are welcome to the seven-time award-winning event!

Due to the Zsolnay Light Art – International Light Painting Competition with the selection of the best productions will start in the beginning of Spring 2022.

Within the special spectacular festival, will bring to life the façade of the Cathedral with the 3D light creations. The attractions of the Path of Light, street art productions, musical delicacies and light professional programs will also return to the city center.

The collaborating professional partner of the Zsolnay Light Art and the host of the competition is the group of Hungarian visual artists “Glowing Bulbs” – active over 21 years.

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The World’s Eye Will Focus in January 2022 on Budapest … See Why!

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Budapest International Circus Festival – January, 12 – 17. 2022.
Venue: District, XIV. 12/a Zoo Blvd. Budapest – Hungary

On Monday’s opened press conference in the Budapest Grand Circus, Péter Fekete – Secretary of State for Culture and Minister for the Renewal Circus Art, announced that the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, the world’s largest circus festival, will be missing for the second time due to the epidemic. Those professionals who are unable to go to Monte-Carlo will be able to attend the event in Budapest. He emphasized: Q: „This extraordinary situation adds value to the Budapest event, which is one of the three or four major circus festivals in the world.”
Within the press conference were highlighted the following:
The first Budapest International Circus Festival was organized in 1996 by the experts of the Hungarian Circus and Variety (MACIVA). The then director, István Kristóf and his son, Kristóf Krisztián, were greatly assisted in the work and establishment of the festival by László Varjasi, Impressionist Eduardo Murillo and Tihany Franz Czeisler, circus director of Hungarian origin.

One of the most prestigious circus festivals in the world, the Budapest International Circus Festival will be held for the 14th occasion between January, 12-17. 2022, at Capital Grand Circus – Budapest the one-and-only stone circus theater in Central Europe. 

Circus professionals and lovers eyes will have their eyes wide open  screening  Budapest – Hungary  from every corner of the Earth.
The honorary citizen at the circus will be Dr. Alan Ferry.

Within the festival’s program:
The line up of the international jury made up of variety leaders, circus members from around the Globe speaks for itself … Ukraine, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Georgia, Canada, France, United States, Russia.
Introduction of the young Hungarian artist and arriving from Kiev and Italy artist training students.

Within the 6 days … Programs Day-by-Day will be held at several venues:
Day„0” – January, 11. Two scientific programs are connected to the festival the international scientific Conference and Exhibition from 10 a.m. can be visited to the end of the festival. The international scientific conference entitled “Circus Buildings in Europe” … covering cultural – societal research, with speakers from Canada, United Britain, France and Bulgaria. Venue: Museum of Fine Arts Budapest. The conference will focus on the processes and issues of the emergence, survival, change of function, transformation, destruction and renewal of European circus buildings – researched and research-ready European examples and documents. The invited circus experts, scientific researchers and public collection experts present the place and role of circus buildings in the European architecture from several perspectives, the peculiarities of circus buildings in the context of the characteristic architectural culture of the entertainment industry and the performing arts.
Also to be held the pedagogical methodological conference entitled “Possibilities of Circus Pedagogy in the Hungarian Education System”. Participation is free of charge, no registration is needed.

Day0 – January, 11. @ 7 p.m. those interested in the circus wonderland will be able to attend at the workshop of the CircusTheatrum entitled “Saint Witch” written and directed by Ákos Kalmár and Dániel Lev Pál. Based on the Midsummer Night’s Dreamers – Shakespeare’s classic stage work comes to life in the circus. Theater, circus, music and dance are combined into a special all-arts production in the new performance. It is a project of the Performing Arts High School of the Imre Baross Artist Training Institute.

Day1 – January, 12. @ 5 p.m.“The Red Carpet Show” a solemn procession of artists in front of the Capital Grand Circus

Day2 – January, 13. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m A scientific and methodological conference entitled “Possibilities of Circus Pedagogy in the Hungarian Education System”. Venue: ceremonial hall @ the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. The focus of the event is on the research and use of the pedagogical aspects of circus art, the connection points between circus and education, which seek the answer to: how, by what means and methods can circus pedagogy make the Hungarian education system more efficient, diverse and interesting. Invited circus professionals, scientific researchers and educational leaders will be present.

Day3 – January, 14. @ 1 p.m. „Newcomer Show.” the future Hungarian artist talents performance whereas not only to the audience, but also to be shown to the professional excellence, circus directors and impresarios.

Day1 to Day6 – January, 12-17. 2022, the Capital Grand Circus – Budapest the only stone circus in Central Europe, is awaiting visitors to the WonderVille of Arts to watch the “A” and “B” competition programs on several occasions. There is no clutter between the two performances only the participation of a large number of artists had to be divided to “A” and “B” performances.
January, 12. “A” Show @ 7 p.m.
January, 13. “B” Show @ 7 p.m.
January, 15. Show “B” @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
January, 16. Show “A” @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
January, 17. @ 7 p.m. Gala Show
January, 17. Within the award ceremony production the “Star Dance” will be presented.

The XIV. Budapest International Circus Festival Gala program will be a lifetime to remember for all those visitors and artistic members who took part in it.

The circus capacity is not infinite, so arrange in advance for tickets to the performances ASAP on the spot.

By the end of the Press Conference, we got a taste of a world number performance which was Unicycle, ridden by the Spanish Pavel Valla Bertini. The audience will also be able to watch a breathtaking performance at the 2022 International Circus Festival.

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Coming Soon … The Goya Murders – Thriller Movie

Original title: EL ASESINO DE LOS CAPRICHOS – Directed by: Gerardo Herrero
Starring: Maribel Verdú, Aura Garrido, Ginés García Millán

Country and Release Year in Spain 2019. – Runtime: 97 mins.

The film will arrive in Hungarian cinemas on December, 9. 2021 in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles, distributed by Pannonia Entertaiment Ltd.

Synopsis … Police race to stop a mysterious serial killer targets, terrorises the wealthy class of art collectors in Madrid and poses their corpses to reproduce the scenes of the famous “Caprichos” painting by Francisco Goya. Two female police detectives Carmen – a veteran detective fed up with her life, and Eva – her young and idealistic assistant, must hunt down a meticulous assassin who has left no tracks.

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Coming Soon! Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd evening live concert at the Pole (Pólus) Cinema – Budapest

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Pole (Pólus) Cinema – District XV., 131. Szentmihályi Road – Budapest
Tickets for the Pólus Rock Club programs are available on the spot and through the cinema website.

 

 

The next highlights of the Pole (Pólus) Cinema – Budapest to be coming up the series of Live Music Memorial Program. The Pole (Pólus) Rock Club pays homage to the legendary bands of rock history with live concerts and concert film screenings in the cinema’s main hall. The next programs in the series will evoke the evergreen melodies of the Rolling Stones, The Doors and Pink Floyd.

ROLLING STONES evening 7 p.m. (Friday, November, 26. 2021. – overall duration 3 hours 20 minutes) Stoned tribute concert + Some Girls – The Rolling Stones Live in Texas 1978 concert film…
Hungary’s only Rolling Stones tribute band, Stoned, will give a concert before the Rolling Stones evening. The concert film was recorded at the Texas station of the 1978 Rolling Stones USA tour. The Stoned tribute was founded in 2003 and currently playing in the line-up of Árpád Jókay (vocals), guitar, Gyula Bacsa (keyboards), Zoltán Bereczki (bass guitar), Csaba Zsiros (drums) at the current concert from the Rolling Stones’ 2021 “No Filter” tour eyes.
After the concert, a digitally remodeled and remixed recording of the 1978 Rolling Stones concert in Texas will be screened, which fans still consider one of the best concert films in the band’s history. The ’78 US tour was one of the highlights of the band’s career, with audiences raging at the raw and explosively energetic concert. In addition to songs from the then-released Some Girls album, the song features classic songs such as Honky Tonk Woman, Tumbling Dice, Brown Sugar, Jumpin ‘Jack Flash, Miss You and Beast of Burden. The Rolling Stones pays homage to their more than 6-decade career, while also commemorating the band’s legendary drummer, Charlie Watts, who recently passed away.

The DOORS evening  7 p.m. (Friday, December, 3. 2021.  –  overall duration 3 hours 30 minutes) The Doors Memorial Band Concert + Oliver Stone: The Doors (1991) film screening…
Before the screening of the Doors, will be featuring the Doors Memorial Band, which has been performing for nearly 30 years. Thereafter, one of the most influential California bands of the sixties. Thanks to Jim Morrison for timeless songs like Riders On The Storm, Break On Through and Light My Fire. world hits. The a digitally remodeled version of Oliver Stone’s 1991 biographical cult film presents the legend Morrison a whole generation with a wealth of music, a vibrant and unique visual world brought to life by the sensational portrayal of Val Kilmer in the film.

PINK FLOYD evening 7 p.m. (Friday, December, 17, 2021. – overall duration 3 hours) Keep Floyding tribute concert + Roger Waters The Wall (2015) concert film (unfolding on several planes, it evokes the melodies of the cult album THE WALL)…
The concert will guide the audience into the musical universe of the British progressive rock legend Pink Floyd.  In the first part of the evening, Pink Floyd tribute band, Keep Floyding, which has been giving concerts for more than twenty years, will give a live concert with a unique background projection and spectacular visual effects from the original band. The ten-piece band provides an exceptionally authentic experience for Pink Floyd fans thanks to its familiar line-up. After the live music program, the 2015 concert film The Wall will be screened once, that was recorded on Roger Waters’ monumental world tour of The Wall, which also „covers Budapest.” Among other things, well-known songs such as Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb or Run Like Hell are performed on the screen in high quality. In addition to the immersive concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, the film is also a personal road movie depicting reckoning with the past, embodying Waters ’anti-war philosophy on several levels
For the Led Zeppelin evening, which was originally planned for this year,  but will be held at a new date in 2022.

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Unforgettable Showtime for Hungarians … “Tina” Movie Just Around the Corner!

American-British documentary film – 2021 –  with Hungarian   subtitles – 1h 58m

Live through your memories by attending again of the life and career of musician Tina Turner.

Oscar-winning director Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s intimate and intimate documentary of Tina Turner is about to arrive on the 4th of November to the Hungarian Cinemas. Music by: Danny Bensi; Saunder Jurriaans.

The documentary will explore the life of Tina Turner, from her abusive relationship with Ike Turner during the ’60s to her present-day retirement. The film includes new interviews with the music icon, plus recently unearthed footage from over the years.
A girl from the cotton field who pulled herself above from her rocky childhood to her divorce and the life and career of a musical icon In the movie Tina Turner charting her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s.

Needless to say … Tina Turner is a living icon. There’s no denying the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has lived a legendary life, with a music career that spans over six decades. Her defining career is being explored in a new this documentary.

I had the honor being at Tina Turner  concerts three occasions at Budapest … Budapest Sport Arena – December, 1982. – Népstadion (People’s Stadium) August 1996 MTK Stadion Budapest September 1990. Tina is certainly a gift to our generation. Will always cherish those memories. I wish I could go back-in-time and truly watch her marvelous concert still today. She is truly loved by all of her fans around the Globe.

Distributor – Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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A Thief’s Daughter’ (‘La hija de un ladron) – National Cinema Premiere @ Budapest

Spanish Film Week – Urania National Theater
October, 28. – November, 1. 2021.
The film drama won the Goya Award for Best First Film “Spanish Oscar.”
In original language (with some Catalan), with Hungarian subtitles – projection time: 102 minutes
Casting: Greta Fernandez, Eduard Fernandez, Alex Monner, Tomas Martin, Frank Feys, Maria Rodriguez Soto
Director: Belen Funes, Screenwriters: Marcal Cebrian, Belen Funes.

Catalan writer-director Belen Funes’ debut feature ‘A Thief’s Daughter’ premiered in the main competition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, with star Greta Fernandez sharing best actress honors.
Funes, by contrast, is near the start of what promises to be a bright career. A Thief’s Daughter breaks no new creative or thematic ground, but within its limitations works just fine as a finely etched character study that casts welcome light on tough social realities prevailing across modern-day Europe and far beyond.
Traces the relationship between a prison-wielding father and his daughter who wants to live a normal life. Interestingly, the two protagonists are also father-daughter in real life, so they provide a particularly authentic portrayal in the film.
The protagonist of the story, Sara, has been alone all her life. Now, at the age of 22, it is now a desire of a young child to form a family with his brother and his child’s father.
He knows that the main obstacle to this may be his own father, Manuel, who is being released from prison, so he decides to keep him away from them. However, he is forced to realize that he can only stand on his feet if he asks for help from his father, who is initially unable to support his daughter due to his own disillusionment with his own failures. Over time, however, they both realize that it is possible to rise above the grievances of the past, to move on.
It was screened at the Urania National Film Theater in Hungary during the 2020 Spanish Film Week.
Distributed by Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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