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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.

Recommended by Aggie Reiter

Budapest Festival Orchestra – 9 counties throughout Hungary – 2019.

Free concerts of Budapest Festival Orchestra at famous sites in Hungary!

April 11 – 17. 2019!

Before … In Between … After!

Arriving from the Carnegie Hall,  the Budapest Festival Orchestra is also visiting the Hungarian countryside, then after travels to New York for their next concert.

Mid April fine time to enjoy music and landscapes that goes well together. Locals and foreigners visiting or staying at these areas are more than welcomed to enjoy their stay at the below venues!

The Tokaj landscape lovers can take part in their Synagogue concert in Mád, but also perform in the Makó and the Balatonfüred Synagogue. In addition to the musical experience in the House of Jewish Excellence in Balatonfüred,the exhibition titled “Jews and High Technology” also has a lot of excitement. The rabbis tell about the concerts, then Flodni (a traditional Eastern European Jewish cake) and the conversation closes the evening.

The venues of the temple concerts are the picturesque at Pannonhalma, and Szob, where the concert experience can be combined with a Danube bend excursion, and also at the Óbuda Evangelical Church – where not only the Hungarians, but as well tourist may have a taste the experience during the Community Week.

The band also thought about the young and the elderly individuals. Their music program can be enjoyed by the children of Pusztamonostor, Kiskunfélegyháza and Debrecen, while the musicians from Szentgotthárd to Kecskemét play concerts in twelve elderly homes in one week.

At Apátfalva, for example, once the group has already played been on stage. In the Great Plain settlement they loved the band so much that now there is a bus to be rolling over to Makó to see the rehearsal of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFZ)  –  Synagogue concert.

Be ready for the coming standing ovation! 

Update Aggie Reiter

MittelCinemaFest – Hungary – 2018.

XVI. Central European Italian Fim Festival – Hungary – 2018.

Budapest – Bratislava – Prague
November, 6 – 16. 2018.

The Italian films are present at the most important international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Shanghai, Tokyo, Locarno, New York, and London.

Over the years, MittelCinemaFest has established itself as a better-awaited event, greater attention will be paid each year in the Italian film, so much so that more and more interested in spreading Hungarian distributor of Italian films.

This year, distributed by Mozinet the Cinenuovo, Cirko Film Service and ADS Italian films are in the program, which reflect well on the film festival is a major objective, that is a successful Italian films and valuable knowledge for the Hungarian audience.

Cities where the screenings will take place:
Puskin cinema in Budapest, Tabán cinema in Budapest, Downtown cinema in Szeged. This year for the first time at the Apollo cinema in Debrecen.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Spooktakular event in-and-outside Budapest!

 

Spooktakular event … the ghosts are coming out during the evening – till dawn … not to be missed … Weekend October. 26 – 28. 2018.

By the end of October will be farewell to Halloween at one of the traditional Pumpkin Festival!

The celebration of ancient Celtic traditions dates to the night of October 31, the night before the All Saints, at night. There has been a growing popularity in Hungary, or might not, but it is certain that the celebration of Celtic witches, ghosts and other demons has been transformed into a good-nature, fanciful, costume-inspired, pumpkin-shaped, pumpkin-filled party with a slight fright. There are lots of ridiculous venues to go throughout Hungary to meet spooky folks …  and telling you … still in time to purchase the props.

Indeed have a full night spooking around the Heroes’ Square … Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) is the largest and most impressive square in Budapest

Bring your own hand-carved Halloween Jack O’Lanterns to the Heroes’ Square. Pick a great Halloween costume … usually not required, but if you don one, you will have fun! Telling you … still in time to purchase the props. and of course bring your own pumpkin.  A really cool annual free event.

Outside the Capital, just mentioning  a couple of cities  where the locals and foreigners might be around, to get/to be at these superb venues to splash into the mood for a fabulous ’Spooky Night”!

October 27 – 5th Halloween Run  – Gyula

October 31 – Halloween at the Wildlife Park – Szeged

October 27 – Cheese and Gastronomic Festival and Agricultural Exhibition – Kistelek

October 27 – Sell and Buy on Anna’s Grove – Szarvas

October 27 –  5 p.m. – Lantern Exercise – Hatvan

October 26-29. – from 7 p.m. till midnight – Night of Fear –Debrecen

October 28 – Pumpkin Lantern in the evening at the Lake Tisza Eco center – Poroszló

For more whereabouts log onto Tourinform cultural program suggestions, you can see the spooky figures close to you.

 

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

The 4th International Day of Yoga and 3rd Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India

June, 23 till 24 2018.

The 4th International Day of Yoga & 3rd Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India is coming up again thanks to the awesome support, initiative by Indian Embassy in Hungary.

On June 21, we celebrate International Yoga Day worldwide.

The following the successes of the past three years, the Hungarian Embassy in India working together with local prominent yoga schools with different programs to draw attention to the health conscious life style among the people who follow India’s traditions, all the arts, both in the field of ancient healing.

The festival will be rolling in throughout 21 cities in Hungary! It will be a Week-End full of Yoga, Indian Dance, Music, Food, Henna and much more! Do not be surprised in the cities below when hearing traditional music from India.

Here are the cities to join Enjoy – Yoga: Saturday, June, 23. at the Margaret Island Athletic Center (Margitszigeti Atlétikai Centrum) – Budapest. Outside the Capital same timing at different cities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. may join the Yoga Festival at the following venues: Alsóörs, Balatonfüred, Békécsaba, Eger, Esztergom, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Nagykanizsa, Nagykőrös, Nyíregyháza, Somogyvámos (Krisna Valley), Sopron, Szeged, Szentendre, Veszprém and Zalakaros.

Sunday,  June, 24.,  the Yoga goes on at  the cities of: Pécs, Sárvár, Debrecen and Győr during: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

During this year’s holiday series, local yoga schools will showcase the ancient practice of yoga, which has a Common Protocol called Yoga. The program is jointly Ankita Sood yoga expert who worked in the local schools of yoga, who is the Embassy of India, Yoga expert delegate to Budapest.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will send two ensemble this year’s festival; 10-member Namame Gange Bharatnatyam Society and 10-member Manipuri Folk Dance Group.

NamameGange Bharatnatyam dance troupe perform a dramatic choreography of India’s holiest river, the Ganges what has been revered as sacred since ancient times and is culturally dominant for the whole of India. The topic of the lecture India and Hungary symbolic cultural integration via the two rivers, the Danube and the historic holy Ganges.

Manipuri folk dance group – Cholet Pung, which is a big artistic rarities and specially choreographed stage show. This is the first time that North East India folk dance group coming to Hungary.

Music and dance programs, public yoga classes will be organized by the Indian Embassy of the aforementioned cities across the country. There will be Bollywood film screenings as well. Indian art in high levels experienced Hungarian artists are also included in the series of programs

To participate at any of the a/m cities is free of charge. Everyone who already practise Yoga and the newcomers, interested in the India traditional culture are more than welcome.

Update Aggie Reiter

 

Visit „Night of the Museum” – Budapest and throughout Hungary – 2016.

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Whether you are a thrifty culture vulture  or you are just planning an awesome stay, looking for cool things to do this upcoming „Museum Nights” in Budapest or at  any other cities in Hungary … catch up the art and at the great museums which feed your curious mind for only the price of one wrist strap. For adults 1500HUF, children 600HUF, under 6 years free of charge. The wrist strap can be purchased at the Budapest’s and regions museums participating in the event. For adults 1500HUF, children 600HUF, under 6 years free of charge. So with the bracelet  pay-what-you-wish hours handy! The wrist strap can be purchased at the Budapest’s and regions museums participating in the event.

This year in Budapest 60, at the city of Kecskemét 11 and at other regions cities 129 museums joined the program. The organisers announced there will be a call for applications for this year’s Night of the Museums in Kecskemét. These will motivate those public collections and galleries participating in the Night of the Museums to provide the richest offer of programs. The most innovative initiatives program will also be receiving the “public choice award”. The “Museum Night” starting off at noontime on June, 25. 2016 and ends 2.30 a.m. Some highlight places sure to be visited are: Bozsó collection, the International Ceramics Studio, the Photographic Museum and Leskowsky Instrument Collection  and other 47 locations await visitors this night. The venues can be reached back-and-forth on the local popular retro buses.

The theme of this year’s Night of the Museums is namely  “Heros, explorers, innovators” and its “Capital” is at the City of Kecskemét. It was the home town of József Katona, the writer of Bánk Bán – the message of patriotism. This year Hero Training – Hősképző will operate whist playing detective, and a number of other challenges and adventures await visitors to the museum that night. At the Deri Museum in Debrecen throughout the day the play’s heroes will encounter while remembering József Katona – Bank Ban and Melinda figure  when-and-where all over the city  the sharp-eyed visitors can catch a hold  of the pops up figures.

This year will be running in  Budapest as usually  BKK Museum Bus, which can make use of the  wristband holders. The buses take the visitors to seven different routes between  6 p.m. – 2.30 a.m. Visitors arriving to the Budapest’s museum may travel by the use of MÁV-START Zrt. or the GYSEV trains with 50% of casual round off the country from any domestic station of Budapest, Debrecen, Nagykanizsa, Szeged, Szombathely and Kecskemét trains arriving on June 25 evening until early the next morning. The discount ticketing options and usage conditions of the detailed information found at the MÁV group’s website  www.mavcsoport.hu. In Budapest for the first time, namely environmental consciousness – electric cars will run between the smaller museums in the flagship event sponsor by E.ON.

The wristbands can be purchased at the Budapest museums participating in the program and locations, or co-operating partners of the event  also at the station’s ticket booth of  the BKK – Budapest Transport  Center. With the valid  wrist strap all the affiliated institutions in Budapest and outside the capital participating museums  can ride  to inspect the permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Better to keep in mind to the fact that some institutions are bound by the pre-registration entry due to limited spaces. Region admission tickets to local museums can be bought at the cities museums box office.

Wherever your footsteps take you … beside easing the hunger to cultural alternatives, … the local gastronomy places going around the clock is noteworthy to stop by as perfect way to start the Nights of the Museum!

Update by Aggie Reiter

6th Francophone Film Days and Festival – Budapest – 2016.

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From February, 26. 2016 – 6 March, 6. 2016. for the 6th occasion the Institut Français invites movie lovers to join Francophone Film Days –  2016, featuring drama, comedy, romance and thriller movies.

This year at two locations in Budapest, the Urania National Film Theater and Cirko-Geyser Cinema.  In addition to the film days, concert films, literatures and language programs, theater and dance performances, exhibitions, Q+A at lectures and social issues.

Beyond the screening in Budapest, the movies will head to be viewed at other cities in Hungary: Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs, Debrecen, Tatabanya, Székesfehérvár, Szombathely, Szolnok, Jaszbereny, Eger, Győr until the end of March, 2016.

During the FilmDays 30 movies, including 23 pre-premier will be screened.  Six movies from the Francophone countries Algeria, Belgium, France, Greece, Romania, Canada and Switzerland.

All films will in the original language, but a large number of them will be English subtitled. To gain further Francophone Film Days detailed useful information:  http://www.urania-nf.hu/en/esemenyek/564/2016/02/26/_6th-francophone-film-days-26-02-06-03-2016

Update by Aggie Reiter

New trams on the horizon for Budapest – Hungary

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In the coming months in Budapest can be seen the old tram not running anymore, because a significant number of trams will be replaced by  the Spanish made – type CAF Urbos3 trams.

This year and in 2016, the total number 47, CAF Urbos3 type of trams  fully air-conditioned depending on the season’s need, also having low-floor assessable tram will arrive for the Budapest’s travelers said István Tarlós – Mayor of Budapest on the opening at the official ceremony. So, in the future the locals may see and have the experience rolling on the tracks in Budapest on the first CAF trams on several routes.

Also learn from the Mayor about the  number and size of the CAF fleet. A total of 47 trams will be  available to the travelers. These will be two types of trams in size. Thirty-five short and twelve in length  long trams.

There will be 35 short in length trams, allowing 200 people in use on the 34-meter long tram having 46 seats. The long tram in length can carry 345 individuals and having 81 seats. A longer version of this type barely beats the Combino trams, because of the length of 56 meters and within this figure it is the longest and highest capacity tram in the world.

The replacing CAF Urbos3 in Budapest belong to the same in type of family. These rolling trams are in use at many cities in Europe,  like in Debrecen, Freiburg, Zaragoza, Malaga, Besançon, Belgrade, Nantes and far away in Australia as well.

At the official ceremony was present the Ambassador of France to Budapest,Dr. Kálmán Dabóczi – Director of BKK and others representatives. After the ceremony boarded the CAF Urbos3 brand new tram and took a short ride.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Herald News … Campus Festival – City of Debrecen – Hungary – 2015.

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July, 22.- July, 26. 2015.

The heat is on … building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival  2015.

Sharing the latest news to the forthcoming four days Festival at the North-East part of Hungary in Debrecen. Reaching the end to the full swing in building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival 2015.

The venue is easy to reach from the city center even on foot or few minutes by tram or local buses runs to the on-site  during the festival.

The gate opens on Wednesday at 2 p.m., from that time campers may enter and occupy their place. The camp area is equipped with sanitary.

More than four hundred musical, cultural, sporty, handicraft, and leisure activities awaits to get into the mood for the audience.  There will be Hungarian bands performing  on the major stages such as: Paddy and the Rats of the Lord, Deák Bill Blues Band, the Skafunderz Debrecen, Tankcsapda, Ákos, Magdolna Rúzsa, Quimby and Kowalsky and Vega, Vad Fruttik. Caro Emerald – jazz-pop diva from the Netherlands and one of the flagships of dubstep, Modestep also will be coming from the UK with live performance, similarly to the drum’n’bass dj Wilkinson and many more will fill the venue  to be worthwhile to stay at the colourful programs.

Beside the music varied gastronomic for empty stomach, nighttime movies  out in the Great Forest, literary programs”, special play of lights on the building on the Water Tower.

The Campus Festival is organised every year since 2002. Last year was  recorded a record  in having 70 000 visitors.

On the spot tickets are available, such as the weekly pass for 4 days: 15990HUF. Ticket for one day entry cost 6990HUF. Ticket for Wednesday, before Day1 cost: 2990HUF.

Update by Aggie Reiter

50 YEARS AGO … THE BEATLES …”HARD DAYS NIGHT”… BUDAPEST – HUNGARY

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ROLLING BACK IN TIME TO 1964!

„HARD DAYS NIGHT” BY THE FOUR LADS FROM LIVERPOOL ARE ON SCREEN AGAIN!

URÁNIA CINEMA – BUDAPEST – OCTOBER, 30. 2014.

Some folks were not even born in those days … some already screamed and shouted. Will be interesting to see what to-day’s  youngsters think about the movie.

Going out to the Uránia Cinema and to watch the Hard Days Night movie is like hitting two birds with one stone!

No need to raise your eyebrow, here comes the answer ….

The Urania Cinema is not only one of the oldest and prodigious cinema in Budapest, but also one of Europe’s most marvellous theater building, built-in neo-Moorish style -1894.  Way back in time, originally it was operating as a club, science promotional events later scene, eventually fated adventure movies and last but not least over the past years, beside classical and contemporary films. The Film Theater presents the world’s awesome productions sharing films taken at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Moscow Bolsoj Ballet, the Saint Petersburg Mariinsky Theater, the London Royal Opera House, the National Theater, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater with their digital HD projectors and sound system these become very popular by the movie lovers.

It is also a moody meeting place for public to be in a superb environment to have a cuppa of tea and snacks whilst waiting to have your seat and watch one of your interested films. Well, this was just a short background added to the Uránia Cinema, as a drop of water into the Sea.

The real update is about THE FILM which most probably by millions around the world have had already seen when they were in their teens. Yup, talking about the „HARD DAYS NIGHT” Staring John Lennon R.I.P. , Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison R.I.P. and Ringo Starr, directed by Richard Lester.

The movie is celebrating its 50th anniversary and can be seen as digitally restored in high quality pictures and remastered 5.1 surround sound on the big screen. The film is coming out again in your town and all over the world again. The sound was mixed by Giles Martin, the Beatles producer George Martin’s son who’s name is also connected to the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

The movie takes place in ’64 and is a documentary, ​ shows a realistic picture in 24Hs where and what’s about to happen before a live recording the television show with the four lads from Liverpool, namely THE BEATLES … John, Paul, George and Ringo. The four lads decided for the first time not to pay too much attention to the rules they are given and go on their own to get a taste a bit of freedom. So they circumvented as many rules as they bear to do so. The figure that twists-and-turns the happenings is caused by Paul’s grandpa, who needs extra attention.  More than a dozen of well-known Beatles tunes fulfill the air at the cinema and listening to these „oldies” will surely bring back many folks cool and superb memories that’s for sure.

The „Hard Days Night” first comeback intro started on October, 30. 2014. at the Uránia Cinema in Budapest and in the forthcoming weeks it will be covered at 14 countrywide at main cinemas … at  Balatonfüred, Debrecen, Eger, Hévíz, Jászberény, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Poroszló, Salgótarján, Szeged, Szentgotthárd, Szolnok, Szombathely és Tapolca.

Update by Aggie Reiter