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The 9th Jewish & Israeli Film Festival – Online Event @ Hungary

This year as well just as in the previous years don’t have to miss the Best of the Jewish and Israeli films @ the 9th ZIFF film festival which will be screened exclusively online by remote cinema system between November, 24 and December, 6. 2020. Within the framework of the festival, the best films of recent years will be “screened” around Hungary throughout 2 weeks.

During this period a broad line-up of the latest movies depicting to-day’s Jewish culture, heritage and lifestyle will be introduced. The Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. Within the year’s program will features a fresh selection of recent pictures from the Germany, United States, Russia, Norway, France, Israel, Austria and Hungary.

The online streeningss will be accessible on computers, tablets and mobile phones. All the movies in original languages with Hungarian subtitles.

The organiser of the Film Festival is the JCC Budapest – Bálint House. The main sponsors of the event are the Hungarian Jewish Social Assistance Foundation, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Thalheimer family and both Embassies in Hungary, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the State of Israel.

In brief mentioning two films as highlights during the festival. Opening film “Resistance” on November 24. 8 p.m. and further dates: November, 28. 8 p.m., November, 29 3.30 p.m., December, 3. 8 p.m. … The true story of Marcel Marceau, the most famous pantomime artist of all time, who, as a novice actor as a member of the French resistance in World War II, rescued thousands of children from certain death with his companions.

Also on screen will be “GOLDA” Meir, a generation of founding fathers and mohers, provides a captivating insight. She was Israel’s first and so far only female prime minister, whose family fled the pogroms into the new world, who became a socialist Zionist in Wisconsin who defended and built Israel for decades. Vaslady was a grandmother and founder of the state. The documentary provides a captivating insight into the life of the “Queen of the Jews”. Screenings: November, 25. 6 p.m. and December, 6., 4 p.m.

Ticket sales will start on November, 12. 2020. – http://www.zsifi.org

Tickets can be purchased for the dates on the show, allowing ticket buyers to watch the movie at the time the movies are screened. Tickets price 1500HUF.
The process of buying tickets … may find information about movies and screening times in the “MOVIES” or “PROGRAM” menu and can also buy tickets from there. The movies can be viewed online at the specified time(s) – like at a real movie theater. That means with the purchased ticket, unlike streaming services, can watch the selected movie at any time. Tickets can only be purchased online by credit card payment. After the purchase, the ticket will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Click the big green button in the email to enter the show, from where may proceed to the Lounge 1 hour before the start time. The start of the projection is indicated by a triple gong and can start watching the movie by clicking the flashing black button.

The main patron of the festival is Gergely Karácsony – Mayor of Budapest

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“Diwali”  Festival of Lights … #1 Most Popular Festival of India

“Diwali” or “Dipawali” means lighting “Diya” or earthen lamps.

Diwali festival is set on the date by the Hindu calendar so it varies in the Western calendar. It usually falls in October or November. Diwali is a New Year festival in the Vikrama calendar, depending on the cycle of the Moon in the month of Kartika. This festival is celebrated on “Amasvasya” considered to be the darkest day of the month. This day is chosen to brighten up with earten lamps in billions of homes.

Diwali, is a 5 Day Festival celebrated by millions of people across the world every Autumn. The theme of Diwali is marked with firework displays and family feasts. The festival is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, with its main theme the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

Diwali also is the festival of love, light, and happiness, furthermore, typically this time is meant to get along with friends and loved ones.

In 2020, Diwali commences with Dhanteras on November 12. It concludes on November 16. The main celebrations happen on the third day (this year, on November 14). Deepavali is usually celebrated a day early in South India, but sometimes occurs on the same day, when the lunar days overlap.

Legend says … “On this day the protagonist of the iconic epic “Ramayana” Lord Ram had returned from his 14 years of exile into the forest with his wife “Sita” and brother ’Laxman’ after defeating the demon kind “Ravana”.The day he arrived, Ayodhya was lit up with “Diyas” or handmade earthen lamps with cotton wicks and oil. This tradition has been followed till now. This legend symbolises the victory of good over evil. According to the Hindu tradition, this day Goddess laxmi enters the homes of every Indian to bless them with wealth, prosperity and happiness. In another tradition, God Ganesha is also worshipped together with Laxmi and he is said to bless everyone with good fortune. All in all, its a festival to spread happiness, harmony, peace all around as well as within us. A day not only to clean the houses from every nook and corner, and wear new clothes and make delicious food, but to also clean up our hearts and minds of all negativity and spread goodwill around.”

In India thousands of candle and clay lamp lights illuminate houses, shops, streets and markets. It’s that magical time of the year when the doors are lined with diyas and also with colorful patterns, rangoli for decoration and to spread positivity within the colors and to welcome Laxmi – the Goddess of wealth, prosperity, and luck.

This year, things will be a little different for all due to these challenging times of COVID-19 Pandemic and the organizers indeed will be aware in properly wearing the mask and keeping distance.

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The 4th Italian Design Day in Budapest 2020

This year, things will be a little different for all due to the challenging times of COVID-19 Pandemic, yet H.E. Massimo Rustico Ambassador of Italy to Hungary arranged a special celebration within a Virtual Journey, which took place on November, 5. 2020.

Riport to the Italian Design Day … an integrated promotion project launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to highlight the excellence and peculiarities of Italian design around the world. The initiative, which is at its 4th edition features over 100 events across 100 global cities, and is organised by the Italian Embassies, Consulates, Cultural Institutes together with the Italian Trade Agency (ITA).

Discription of some of the ideas which Made in Italy are known at every corner of the World … Italian Design Day 2020 was up-to-date in several perspectives. Italy came to comprehensively dominate the global design field and long led the international pack in acountless fields such as cars, fashion, interior products & furniture and last but not least food. Also describing “ Drawing the future … Automotive”  … Italian cars are considered among the world’s most beautiful ones.  “Design & technology” so innovative to bring about absolute jewels such surprise. The brand  new FIAT 500 Full Electric Design. “Tradition of Crafting” techniques combining with innovative, modern design, state of the art technology to translate into the highest quality and resounding beauty. within  Hotels, Flagship Stores, Buildings, Megayachts. The global luxury firm – theMolteni Group with more than 80 years of experience … all in the name of quality living. Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg join creative forces to create Sicily a unique project Made in Italy. The small appliances collection produced by Smeg with an unmistakable Dolce&Gabbana touch. Italy – leadership in luxury fashion with its brands continues to confirm, whether a dress, a bag, a pair of sunglasses or shoes, make the difference and will be stylish and trendy in a new definition of elegance. “Jewelry & Corals” – “Coralli e cammei” of Torre del Greco by Assocoral.
Last and not least … The ambassador of Italian Design for Hungary Architect Mario Trimarchi plays a key role in promoting Made in Italy  … vast influence on urban, industrial and fashion design by turning it in a world trendsetter.

Italy has produced some of the finest design groups and companies worldwide, which are a magnet for global talents too.

Hopefully in the coming future many Hungarians will be able to personally attend live at  “Made in Italy” special celebration.

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“Idiot Prayer” – Nick Cave’s New Concert Film Screening Across the Country.

Due till this date, taking into account the rules and measures to fight the coronavirus, the projections will be held … information about the changes can be found on the cinema’s website. Until then … from November 5, at the same time as the world premiere, Nick Cave’s new concert film “Idiot Prayer” will hit pictures across the country, in which the Australian songwriter-singer will perform his songs solo, accompanied by a piano.

The intimate, two-hour concert film features songs from different eras, both rarely heard songs and popular hits, s alone new songs he performed at his livestream show. Sceening in English language with Hungarian subtitles. From the earliest Bad Seeds and Grinderman records to the latest Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. up to the record material, including Into My Arms, The Mercy Seat, Higgs Boson Blues or Girl In Amber.

The film was in June 2020, originally recorded as a concert film that could only be watched online once during quarantine, and can now be seen on a big screen in an expanded cinema version worldwide, along with four brand new songs, now heard for the first time. The unique atmosphere of “Idiot Prayer”, which is more personal than any Nick Cave concert film to date, reflects months of quarantine with isolation and uncertainty on the one hand, and hopeful anticipation on the other.

The “Idiot Prayer” – Nick Cave Alone @ Alexandra Palace London – concert film will be distributed by Pannonia Entertainment LTd. within 30 cinemas nationwide from November 5, including the entire Cinema City network, Corvin, Toldi and Pólus Cinemas in Budapest and the Urania National Film Theater, limited screenings or only one evening at a time.

The performance was filmed by multiple award-winning cinematographer Robbie Ryan (My Favorite, Marriage Story) in the ornate auditorium of iconic Alexandra Palace in London. The film’s music recording director was renowned producer and sound engineer Dom Monks, who had previously worked with Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Katie Melua, Tom Jones and Coldplay.

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The Streets of New Orleans – That Never Sleeps @ Budapest Cinema

Been to New Oreleans – Louisiana

… if so this documentary pictures will surely take you back rolling through the sites-and-sounds that fills the air day-and-night (personally loved every minute of it). Some have had probably seens the movie “Live and Let Die” and remember the venue spots of the city … but if haven’t been then this pictures most probably will be rolling on the paths and will be safe as to be a traveller. What a fine time to relax at the movie theater.

Due to the pandemic, many film festivals have been cancelled, but this pre-premiere screening awaits the audience. Of course, adapting to the current situation with increased attention to health… at the cinema the keeping the distance, within the rows and by all means to be wearing masks.

So wish to bring to your attention the next musical documentary screening, Michael Murphy’s New Orleans: The City of Music (Up From The Streets), which will hit theaters nationwide screen from November, 12-25. 2020. At Budapest: muveszmozi.hu, puskinmozi.hu, toldimozi.hu and many other regional cities @ Hungary.

From mid November, Michael Murphy’s documentary, richly interwoven with music inserts, will hit cinemas nationwide, revealing the past and present of New Orleans ’unparalleled rich musicality with the narration of Oscar-nominated and six-time Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpet composer Terence Blanchard.
Renowned for his jazz-themed films, award-winning director Michael Murphy comprehensively presents the eras of the city’s musical evolution, from improvisational jazz to rhythm’n’blues and rock’n’roll to funky and hip-hop. Conversations with musicians and experts include special archive and new recordings featuring past and present legendary musicians of various styles, including Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In addition to musical inserts, the film’s backbone is provided by conversations with famous New Orleans musicians, featuring Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Mannie Fresh and Dr. Michael White, among others. Alongside them, rock music greats such as Robert Plant, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt and Sting also tell about their memories of the city and their impact on their music.
The work, produced by Eagle Rock Entertainment, known for his concert films, has won awards at several international documentary film festivals, including the Impact Docs Awards and the IndieFEST Film Awards. New Orleans:

The City of Music will arrive to Hungarian cinemas, in orginal English lanuage with Hungarian subtitles, distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.

Have a peek into the City that never sleeps:

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5th European Art Cinema Day – November, 8, 2020. @ Hungary

Celebration of European Films -along 37 countries  within 600 cinemas!

This year also features great movies such as romantic comedy thoughout provoking documentary film. Eight new European co-production and two new Hungarian films in the domestic range of award-winning Berlin, Venice film drama
on the European Art Cinema Day. The Hungarian art cinemas also joined the program. The event will take place across Europe in hundreds of movie theaters on Sunday November, 8 Sunday. The international cinema Day 26 Hungarian artists also joined the national program in eight new European co-production and two new facet Hungarian feature film. The films shown to the public several weeks or even months before the national premiere.

A tribute to the cinema this year, a hundred years ago was a master, Federico Fellini will be on display in the spirit of Fellini – portrait painter of the soul, in which he revealed the special relationship with the genius director of spirituality and supernatural. By The Sunshine (Sole), awarded in Venice Italian-Polish drama processing sensitive theme: a young pregnant girl travels to Italy to give the unborn baby for adoption money. Lighter waters in a row on Clear History, won the Silver Bear award in Berlin Franco-Belgian comedy, which is the main heroes must at all costs abolish unwanted content on the internet about themselves, so start dominating the fight against the lives of data clouds. The unconventional “natural history” by Gunda is both an intimate portrait of live pigs at a farm families everyday and striking power, no text, documentary, which makes serious moral issues.
In a different approach, but also in today’s social issues, Berlin, Alexanderplatz, which competes in five categories with the German Film Prize, is a fast-paced adaptation of Alfred Döblin’s cult novel, which has been completely updated and reinterpreted today. One of the biggest echoes of Cannes ’2020 selection, the Polish-Swedish co-production Sweat, touches on real-world and virtual world issues, providing an overwhelming, extremely honest insight into the seemingly perfect life of a fitness flu. The result of a special moving experiment is the DAU, which evokes the everyday life of a Soviet research institute in the ’60s, recognized by the Silver Bear in Berlin. Natasa, part of one of the most ambitious art projects of all time, was made from footage shot with hundreds of actors over the years in a set of entire cities. The Swedish drama The Life of a Humorist is a film adaptation of a bestselling novel, the protagonist of which is a successful comedian who is forced to face his childhood harassment again when an old schoolmate unexpectedly crashes into a stand-up night.
The program also includes two new Hungarian works. The premiere will feature Spirál, the first feature film by Cluj-Napoca director Cecília Felméri in the Hungarian-Romanian co-production, starring Alexandra Borbély (Body and Soul), Bogdan Dumitrache (Mother’s Heart) and Magdolna Kiss Diána (The Big Booklet). The psychological drama, subtly intertwined with humor and including thriller elements, is the story of a strange love triangle. The other Hungarian work is a romantic comedy by Viktor Oszkár Nagy, Sliding In Love. The main characters of the film, which presents a series of humorous situations and moral dilemmas, are played by András Ötvös, Viola Lotti Gombó, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Angéla Stefanovics and Réka Tenki.

The detailed program of the 5th European Art Cinema Day and the program of each cinema can be read at http://www.artmoziegyesulet.hu. The screening series in Hungary is supported by the NKA and the MMA, organized by the Art-Cinema Association.

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Tutenkamon’s Treasure Exhibition Extening Until January 2021 @ Budapest

At the archaeological reconstruction exhibition Tutankhamun’s Mystery and Treasures, almost a thousand objects from the unique treasure finds and a lifelike reconstruction of the tomb can be seen, with family and children’s programs in the autumn break, @ Budapest Complex – District VII., 26. Király Str.

Perhaps the most famous pharaoh in ancient Egyptian history, one of the last kings of the neo-imperial 18th dynasty, Tutankhamun, who died young at the age of 19, owes his world fame not to his reign but to his almost completely untouched tomb. Until the excavation of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, many even questioned the existence of the mysterious pharaoh. Tutankhamun, however, remained as mysterious after the discovery of his tomb as it was known before. One of the most controversial debates culminated around the question of the king’s descent as well as his life appearance.

Tutankhamun was lifted out of the famous golden coffin in two saws … see previous update regarding to Budapest’ exhibition: https://rollinginbudapest.com/2019/11/08/tutenkamons-glitering-gold-the-mummies-society-waiting-for-visitors-budapest-2019/

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Author’s evening of Katalin Szlukovényi @ Budapest

Bodó Gallery and Auction House – Literary evening

November, 12. 2020. 7 p.m.

District, V., 24-26 Falk Miksa Str. Budapest

Katalin Szlukovényi (1977, Győr) Déry Tibor Prize winner, Radnóti Prize winner and Attila Gérecz Prize winner, as well as poet, translator, university lecturer and editor who received scholarships from Zsigmond Móricz and Mihály Babits. She graduated from ELTE BTK and Eötvös József Collegium with a degree in Hungarian-English, and then obtained a PhD degree at ELTE. She translates from English, German and French, mainly poems. Between 2017 and 2020, she was the literary editor of Móra  Publisher (Könyvkiadó). From 2018 she is an assistant professor at the Department of English Studies of Eötvös Loránd University.

She is the author of the monograph The Doubters: Irony, Self-Irony, and Humor in Twentieth-Century Jewish American Prose. Her latest volume of poems, Dream Kitchen, was published in 2020 for Poetry Day at “Jelenkor” Publishing House. Previous volumes of poetry: Experimental Rabbit Nose (2005), False Nostalgia (2013).

“The poetry of Katalin Szlukovényi creates an intimate closeness. She often begins his poems almost comfortably with ordinary situations, and then, with the next movement, sees the absurd, amusing, or ominous signs in them, and from there moves on to the unpredictable ending. “We talked about marriage on the study trail / fifth core leading to the Badacsony lookout tower”. Little is said of what the hikers said, but the exact geological description of the landscape suddenly begins to speak of the subsurface strata of human relationships. This bold polyphony requires exceptional technical knowledge. It is worth paying attention to the diversity of forms, the bold changes of style layers, the poetic references, the sure sense of proportion. But you need something more: playfulness and serenity that permeates every line of the volume. In the poems of the Dream Kitchen, a brilliant voice is completed, ”wrote Győző Ferencz about the volume Dream Kitchen.

The event was supported by the Ministry of Human Resources.

Admission is free. Due to the limited capacity of the gallery, please indicate your intention to participate by sending an email to info@artanzix.com.

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Navaratri – 9 nights – from Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center – Embassy of India – Budapest

Navaratri (nine nights) is one of the greatest Hindu festivals and celebration time in India.

It symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Peter Owen Jones, in Kolkata for Around the World in 80 Faiths, immerses himself in the festival. Continue reading

National Fine Arts Film Days @ the Capital & Szeged, Debrecen

A special selection of programs coming within the series of the popular Temple of the Arts @ Budapest and also at the Cities of Szeged and of Debrecen between October 14 – 21. 2020.

Masters, Museums, Art Collectors on the cinema screen.

Including to  the National Fine Arts Film Days, the most popular earlier parts of the series return to the big screen.  The latest episode featuring Amadeo Modigliani’s career debuts at pre-premiere screenings.

Valeria Parisi‘s new film, entitled Centennial Modigliani will be screened in the Urania Cinema @ Budapest on October, 22. just for a week at Art Cinemas across the country.

The film reveals Modigliani’s artistic career as a hitherto unknown point of view and his scandalous, bohemian and tragic private life. The memoirs of his love and partner, Jeanne Hébuterne, who committed suicide two days after Modigliani’s death.

There are  venues of Modigliani’s career, including Livorno, Florence, Venice and Paris, the center of the art world at the time, come to life on special archival footage, and the detailed frames of the series also feature millions of works of art on the canvas. The film reveals the treasures of renowned institutions such as the Albertina in Vienna and the National Gallery in Washington, the exhibition at the Livorno City Museum and significant art collections in Paris.

During the program of the Film Days cannot be missing the most successful works of previous seasons screened at major cinemas throughout the country in the frame of the “Temple of Art” films, including the first episode of the series, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, as well as the history and magnificent collection of the Prado Museum – Madrid and St. Petersburg Hermitage, Hokuszai, Paul Gauguin, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali are also films showing the life and art, lesser-known works of Impressionist masters. Related to 20th century modern art, three special documentaries were also included into forthcoming Fine Arts Film Days program.

Already screened portrait film (who did not have a chance to see it, may do it) of Peggy Guggenheim, the best-known collector and patron of modern art, Obsessed with Art, an art-persecuted Nazi dictatorship and an investigation into stolen art treasures, will be screened on October, 15. 2020. – Urania Cinema – Budapest.

The new award-winning American documentary Bauhaus, about the life and heritage of László Moholy-Nagy, a world-famous photographer, constructivist painter, designer and outstanding teacher of the Bauhaus school, born 125 years ago, still today inspires the creators.

A II. National Fine Arts Film Days are organized in cooperation with Pannonia Entertainment, the Urania National Film Theater, the Apollo Cinema and the Downtown Cinema, with the support of the National Cultural Fund.

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