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Hungexpo – Bocuse d’Or Europe 2022 Competition & Food – Wine Fair

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The Hungexpo Congress and Exhibition Center – Budapest again had the opportunity to host the European finals of the world’s most prestigious cooking competition.

Provider of the ingredients for the competition was SIRHA’s key professional partner the HORECA development leader of METRO.

At this year’s contest, Jerome Bocuse – son of the competition’s founder, Paul Bocuse was also present. The Bocuse d’Or Europe 2022, 17 national teams, including the Hungarian team were present for the competition. The Hungarian team finished in second place, thus qualifying for the World Finals in Lyon in 2023. Denmark won this year’s competition, with Norway taking third place. The best chef came from Sweden, the best ‘theme on plate’ was provided by the team from the United Kingdom while the best meat dish was served by the Swedish team.

This year the largest foreign exhibitor was Italy: many guests flocked to the flavors of Italy stand, where visitors could sample the gastronomy novelties of 20 different firms.

Stopped by the Giusti Family balsamic vinegar from Italy and found out slightly about their background. Since the seventeenth century, passing on the recipe that created a complex harmony of flavors and an excellent product. This balsamic vinegar has a perfect taste, also found out can be served with fresh pasta, ravioli, grilled meat, fresh fruit, fruit salad, desserts.  Tried personally on top of creamy mashed potatoes and result superb taste.. It is aged in barrels with the addition of matured balsamic vinegar extracted from centuries-old barrels.In the dense and sweet sauce, the aroma and taste of plum jam and red fruits are intertwined with honey and vanilla.  Just a reminder … about the allergens … may contain traces of: Sulfur dioxide and sulphite expressed as SO2.

Made in Italy – Latinum Ltd. have been spreading the products at the Hungarian Food Stores, whereas it is introduced Italian gastronomy and promote Italian products to Hungarian customers.

Baker Street Ltd. products  joined with their products to the fair with home-made selection of all-free biscuits are popular both in Hungary and abroad. The Freescuits and Highbake biscuit family is a 100% Hungarian product made from Hungarian ingredients. The Freescuits and Highbake biscuit family won the free award in 2019, which was one of the major recognition of their mission.  Popular both in Hungary and abroad. The Freescuits and Highbake product family, are being gluten-free and vegan, do not contain milk, added sugar, eggs, casein, soy and other allergens.

Wine producers from 91 domestic winemakers debuted in front of a number of international wine experts, journalists and as a result visitors were able to roll around to taste all the wines.

In a brief overview of a couple … At the METRO counter, tasted the Sweet by Tokaj 2016 Late harvest  wine which is available in bottle sizes of 3.75 liter and felt in Heaven with its rich sweet taste of the ripened by the sun’s rays grapes bottled at the harvest time from the best vineyards in the Tokaj wine region. In November, the grapes are harvested, which were already blended in 50% Furmin, 30% Yellow Muscat and 20% Hárslevelű. Their goal was to make a rich wine full of fresh, intense, fruity aromas.

Borbély Family Winery is on the Northern side of Lake Balaton. Badacsony’s landscape, grapes and wine have defined the life of their family for generations. Gyula Borbély and Gabriella established their first joint plantation in Badacsonytomaj in 1981, where today’s estate center is located. Their wines have the fruity aroma and mineral, terroir character of the ripe volcanic soil. In addition to their dry wines, also offering special wine from late harvest. These are the Ice Wine made from frozen grapes or the Italian Riesling Aszú, with which Gyula Borbély won the title of Master of Balaton Wines of 2007. Their wines are produce from Grape varieties i.e. Furmint, Irsai Oliver, Blue-tongued, Muscat Ottonel, Italian Riesling, Pinot Noir, Rhine Riesling, Rose Stone, Pinot Gris, Zeus.

Androsics winery is located a the southern shores of Lake Balaton in Balatonöszöd. The winery was established to process their own grapes. Have been in practice their vineyards for more than 40 years to wine consumers. They organize wine tasting and cellar tour for max 50 people and also vineyard tour for max.10 people. The venue is also suitable for both small and 120-person weddings. Some of their wines without the endless list: The princess, Italian Riesling, Ottonel muscat, Pinot blanc, Red wines and Rosé. Their Rosé wine tasted nice and fresh. If you like not only wine but also fresh air you should visit the winery and surrounding.

Whether long for sweet flavors classic sour cherries, pears, plum, canned veggyie or spicy pickles within the Rege bottles or can cn find the Hungarian tastes. Rege won the Superbrands Award for Outstanding Brands in 2019. Superbrands is a trademark that symbolizes outstanding quality. In addition to the decision of the prestigious expert committee on the award of the prize, the opinion
of consumers also plays a very important role.

Riport & snaps by Aggie Reiter

“Military Wives” 2019 – Inspired By A True Story – Drama/Comedy – Hungarian Cinamas


Running time: 1h 52m – English language with Hungarian subtitles.

Military Wives is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Peter Cattaneo, from a screenplay by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard.

Thursday, April, 21. 2022. the latest film by Peter Cattaneo, The Military Wives, will be released in domestic cinemas @ Hungary.

The most heartwarming film of the spring is a story, based on the events that actually took place.
Following a group of women in England whose counterparts are serving in Afghanistan, and face with the men’s absences. In the meantime the group of women waiting for them at home form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement. The story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base.
The movie features lots and lots of feelings, humor, heartbreaking songs like Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John, Time After Time by Cindy Lauper or Angels Robbie Williams.
At first it ain’t easy to get along with each other at first, but as pretty slow bonds of friends intertwine between them, music and laughter change their lives … not only do they help each other overcome their fears of losing their loved ones, but they find themselves at the center of a media sensation. The ladies perform as a choir at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

Cast: Kritin Scott Thomas – Kate, Sharon Horgan – Lisa, Emma Lowndes – Annie, Greg Wise – Richard, Jason Flemyng – Crooks
Crew: Director: Peter Cattaneo, Screenwriter: Rachel Tunnard, Music: Lorne Balfe, Cameraman: Hubert Taczanowski, Cutting: Anne SopelLesley Walker.

Recommendeation by Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Sons of a Stone-Hearted Man – Legend – Musical @ Erkel Theater Budapest

  District: VIII., 30. Pope John Paul II. Square.

Tuesday, March, 15. 2022. – 7 p.m.

Premier: The Great Reading Trial – Music and Text

Most likely the historical novel of Mór Jókai takes us back to the timezone of the XIX. century, during the War of Independence.

The Legend of the Baradlay Brothers is one of the most important and well-known stories in Hungarian history. After Mór Jókai’s novel (1869) and the film in (1965) this time will be adventures musical following the novel of Mór Jókai presented on the stage @ the Erkel Theater – Budapest.

The work was written in the midst of political struggles, in which its creator stood for the goal of independence. The theme in addition to patriotism, love, brotherly and parental self-sacrifice, and honor, betrayal, immorality, and revenge control people and history alike.

The adventurous and romantic history of the Baradlay Brothers is guided by a spectacle and awesome melodies that have never been seen nor heard before in Hungary.

The authors of the play are Szente Vajk, Attila Galambos and Levente Juhász, directed by Szente Vajk and produced by László Szabó.

Just a reminder … the musical play is in Hungarian language, yet the awesome cast and melodies surely  skip the barrels for the foreigners. Tickets on the spot.

Source: Musical for You – Production

Recommender Aggie Reiter

Second Greatest Movie In The American Cinematic History „An Offer You Can’t Refuse” @ Budapest!

The GODFATHER digitally renewed & released on its 50th ANNIVERSARY.

The offer to a classic, often cited as one of the greatest films of all time, will receive a limited screening release only for a week, in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles.

February, 10 – 16. 2022.
In Hungary, the screenings will take place in the renewed cinema with comfy armchairs at the MOM Park, Cinema MOM – Budapest

Godfather fans who have loved it for decades, younger generations who still find it relevant today, and those who will discover it for the first time. The excellent acting, the history of the Corleone clan from 1945-55 continues to captivate the viewer even after 50 years. The film depicts the machinery of an Italian-rooted mafia that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time.

The 50 years after its original premiere, Paramount Studio Coppola, under the professional guidance of the professional director, has completely restored the film and will be screened again on a large screen and expected to roll out across the globe in other venues.

The film was based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same title, introduced the general public to the traditions, hierarchies and activities of Italian-American crime families that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time being. His story, centered on the Corleone family, an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City.
The Godfather was adapted, based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same title. Also became Puzo best-selling book, the novelist who grew up in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.

The Godfather created screen magic and was hailed as an instant classic from the moment it premiered on 24 March 1972, winning three Oscars including Best Picture. Far more than that, it also changed cinema.
The movie earned more money than any other film 1972, and it won Best Picture at the 1973 Academy Awards. The sequel, The Godfather: Part II, released in 1974, received comparable accolades.
Studios: Paramount Pictures and Alfran Productions, Director: Francis Ford Coppola, Writers: Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, Music: Nino Rota, Cinematographer: Gordon Willis.
Cast: Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone), Al Pacino (Michael Corleone), James Caan (Sonny Corleone), Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen), Diane Keaton (Kay Adams), Talia Shire (Connie), John Cazale (Fredo), Abe Vigoda (Tessio).
Academy Award nominations: Picture, Lead actor: Marlon Brando, Supporting actor: James Caan), Supporting actor: Robert Duvall,  Supporting actor: Al Pacino.
The excellent acting, the history of the Corleone clan from 1945-55 continues to captivate the viewer even after 50 years. The film depicts the machinery of an Italian-rooted mafia that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time.

Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Update Aggie Reiter

Free Online Japanese Film Festival in Hungary 2022.

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The 20 free online Japanese film begins next Monday, where all films can be viewed with

English & Hungarian subtitles.

February 14 – 27. 2022.

After last year’s great success, the Budapest Office of the Japan Foundation is organizing the Online Japanese Film Festival again this year.  The 20 Japanese works will be at your fingertips viewing the territory of the whole country, on the couch in our home, free of charge, including critically acclaimed works and entertaining films.

This year’s program includes Kurosawa Akira’s  – classic “Rashômon”. One of the top films in the world of cinema, made in 1950 won the main prize at the Venice Film Festival that year. The award-winning contemporary work Awake is a true story-inspired coming-of-age film about much more than “just” an exciting game of chess between an artificial intelligence and a man. The favorite of many festivals all over the world, Aristocrats is a thought-provoking drama about the lives of today’s Japanese women.

“Under the Open Sky” drama of one of Japan’s most promising female director Nishikawa Miwa will also be screened. The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s competition program and won several international awards. Mikami, a former member of the Jacuzzi, is released from prison after 13 years. You want to start with a clean slate, but will you be able to set foot in society? Starring Yakusho Koji is one of the most famous contemporary actors in Japan.

Those, being interested in sport will enjoy SUMODO -The Successsors of Samurai. Sumo wrestling is said to have already existed in Japan over a thousand years ago. This film closely follows famous sumo wrestlers to show how they live, train, and how they feel when they step onto the ring.

During the festival, all 20 films are available on the https://jff.jpf.go.jp/watch/jffonline2022/hungary/ website.

They can be viewed several times for 48 hours after pressing the play button.

Update Aggie Reiter

Temples of Art – Master Sculptor Bernini who Breathed Life into the Marble

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Bernini’s life and art – Italian educational film

Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest

Director: Francesco Invernizzi – Screenwriter: Stefano Paolo Giussani

The 90-minute film will be screened in its original language with Hungarian subtitles.

The new premiere of the Temples of Art series from February presents the work of master sculptor  Gian Lorenzo Bernini in a comprehensive way, with exclusive footage from his large-scale 2018 oeuvre exhibition in Rome, which also reveals fine details of the masterpieces.

There is no other artist who has had as much influence on 17th-century Rome as Bernini. The sculptor and architect, who also served nine popes, left his mark indelibly in the Eternal City. To admire Bernini’s talent and genius, we can’t find a more suitable venue than the Borghese Gallery in Rome, whose building was originally built by the artist’s patron, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, in the early 17th century. It was here that Bernini’s true talent came to fruition, as he was able to carve every vibration and drama of life into stone. The museum’s “Bernini – The Sculptor” exhibition of works “provides a lifelong experience for all visitors.”  riported by The New York Times.

Nearly five centuries have passed since the artist’s majestic groups of sculptures were created, which are now scattered throughout the world in the collections of the largest museums. The collection, exhibited by Villa Borghese, which features more than sixty masterpieces, is nothing more than Bernini’s return home. Stunning sculptures and groups of sculptures came to Rome for this special exhibition from renowned museums such as the Vatican MuseumCarrara Academy – Bergamo, Lourve -Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, the National Gallery – London and  National Museum – Berlin.

The film from the exhibition presents and analyzes the masterpieces with the help of expert interviews exploring the artist’s life story and recordings of the works of art in unparalleled detail – recorded with 8K resolution cameras.

The film is directed by several successful films in the Temples of Arts series, including the Vatican Museum 3D, Florence and the Uffizi Gallery 3D, Raffaello – The Prince of Painters 3D or Caravaggio: About Blood and Soul. Producer Francesco Invernizzi.

Beside the screenings at the Capital, it is also shown in several other art cinemas across the country, including the following cities: Szeged, Pécs, Debrecen, Székesfehérvár, Szolnok, Szombathely, Kecskemét and Miskolc, with original Hungarian subtitles.

Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Update Aggie Reiter