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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.

© Aggie Reiter

“Balloon” –  Pema Tseden – Tibet –  Documentary coming to Hungary

Capture Life in Modern Tibet.

Director: Pema Tseden – Writer: Pema Tseden – Stars: Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso.

Tibetan film “Balloon” will be screened for the first time in Hungary. Before the premiere will be screened at the Apollo cinema @ Pécs October, 15. 2020. Nationalwide premieres is to be in November, 12 .2020.

The “Ballon” film already earned 13 wins & 20 nominations.  Pema Tseden films also have been recognized internationally, but most notably for garnering top honors in China including a Golden Rooster Best Directorial Debut Award (for The Silent Holy Stones) and a Shanghai International Film Festival Jury Grand Prix (The Search).

Pema Tseden is the first director in China ever to film movies entirely in the Tibetan language. Also first-ever film made in Tibet to have been shot entirely with a Tibetan crew. The movie speaking in Mandarin language (due to the last-minute unavailability of an Amdo Tibetan translator), but in the Hungarian cinemas will be Hungarian subtitles.

On one level, the film reflects a search for Tibet’s disappearing culture.  It is a dilemma between the soul and  reality. The trick with the  “Balloon” film is that, like all the things that come from strongly traditional culture. Tibet has always been mythologized and worshipped, and People’s psychological expectations, experiences of Tibet are stuck in the past and it has to be taken as it is. The films focus on the basic condition of people in Tibet, as well as their basic emotional life. The film is quite impressive due to beautiful locations like wide open spaces and mountain landscapes, but also thanks to Lu Songye’s sure-handed camerawork.

The director Pema Tseden once said that Tibet has always been mythologized and worshipped, and made more remote. People’s psychological expectations and experiences of Tibet are stuck in the past. They don’t understand the new Tibet.

Perma Tseden – director and author – has received numerous literary awards and his works have been translated into English, French, German, Japanese and Czech.

Journey Through New Tibet – in a nutshell: A family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will. Synopsis … Dargye and his wife, Drolkar, are involved in animal husbandry in a hidden corner of Tibet. Of their three boys, only one is a schoolboy, the other two are helped by their grandfather. However, a small misunderstanding will break the harmony of the family and they will face awkward complications. For the young couple must you decide: to continue their lives according to Buddhist teachings or the values dictated by modern society?

This is a sensitive issue, since the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, has accused China of “cultural genocide” since it occupied Tibet in 1951.  “The Search” – Pema Tseden’s latest film, won the Grand Jury Prize at Shanghai‘s recent International Film Festival and is slated to be shown at the upcoming Locarno film festival in Switzerland.

The film has an open ending … A  bit exotic and hard to follow for those not quite acquainted with the traditions … anyway worthwhile not to miss this movie.  

© Aggie Reiter

Western Classics on Cinema in Memory of Ennio Morricone @ Budapest

Images Engraved in the memory of many…

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The sad news has come in recent days that has shaken both the film industry and cinema fans: the late Oscar-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, the best-known and most influential figure in the history of film music.

In honor of Ennio Morricone, the Former Once Upon a Time in the Wild Westwill be shown at the Polus Cinema, featuring “Good, The Bad and The Ugly” for two weeks from July 16. The western classics, with a digitally restored image and remixed sound, will be subtitled screenbed @ Corvin Cinema.

During Morricone’s career, he composed music for more than half a thousand films, including countless cult works. The best known of these are his music for western films, including For a Handful of Dollars (1964), A Few Dollars for More (1965), The Evergreen, The Bad and the Ugly (1966), The Ever-Green Melodies of the Once Upon a Wild West (1968). Sergio Leone‘s western classics with the unforgettable soundtrack of Morricone and the brilliant playing of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, the beautifully photographed extra-widescreen visuals and the long atmosphere for generations of movie fans, it embodies the uppercase cinema experience.

“Its the only scene I can’t imagine ever being able to soar beyond,” Quentin Tarantino said of the finale of Good, Bad and Ugly. In addition to the main drive before the master of film music, it is no secret that today’s film fans can see the evergreen works of cinema history where their creators originally intended them: on the cinema screen.

In the “Classic” film club of the Polus Cinema, more films will be returning to the big screen for one night in the next few days, including The Thing (1982) from John Carpenter, whose creepy music is also named Morricone. James Cameron’s 1991 classic, Terminator 2 – Day of Judgment, The Apocalypse Now – The Final Cut (1979) and The Godfather 2 (1974) by Francis Ford Coppola, and Robert Zemeckis ’cult trilogy, Back to the Future 2. ( 1989) and 3 (1990).

There are roughly 4 parts of the films … Acting … Writing … Music … Cinematography. The movies tick all the 4 boxes.

© Aggie Reiter

International Day of Yoga … Yoga @ Home … Yoga with Family … Yoga @ Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center @ Budapest

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Everyone has a sake in International Joga Day

Yoga … implies perfect harmony of body and mind. It implies the harmonious integration of personality. The most common benefit of Yoga practice is the sense of well being at all levels of our existence

The Embassy of India in Hungary was celebrating this year’s  6th International Day Of Yoga –  21st June, 2020

This year the theme for the International Day of Yoga is “Yoga From Home’”. Keeping the theme in mind, Embassy of India is to organize a series of events that will not just follow “social distancing” but would also connect with as many people of Hungary as possible.

It is specially designed to be easily adoptable by majority of the people irrespective of age and gender, and can be learnt through simple training sessions, even through online classes (individuals facing health issues are advised to consult a physician before taking up Yoga practice).

To celebrate the International Yoga Day, Embassy of India has collaborated with eminent Yoga teachers from major cities in Hungary included Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen and  Pecs to participate in „Live Streaming” of Common Yoga Protocol from their studios,  led was by Ms. Ankita Sood, Yoga teacher of Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre @ Budapest from the iconic Hero’s Square in ’Live Streaming’ method.

Highlighting the importance of this occasion, Ambassador of India in Hungary, Mr. Kumar Tuhin has said, „This year, the whole world has faced  unprecedented challenges. The global pandemic has severely impacted the world economy, our health –  physical and emotional,   and  our well being.  The positive role that Yoga plays in teaching us the path from illness to wellness and in connecting our body, mind and soul  so as to bring holistic health, is well recognized. As the theme itself beautifully conveys, Yoga is able to meet diverse needs and is adaptable in different situations,  it gives the maximum health assurance at  individual, family, society, and global levels.”

Also H.E. has several initiatives been taken up under his stewardship to propagate and promote Yoga across the country and abroad. Through various digital activities, Embassy of India in Hungary is hoping to further expand the outreach of Yoga this year and involve as many persons as possible on the digital domain paving way for a unique experience for the yoga enthusiasts and also contributing to the success of this significant international event.

The a/m upon previous News Conference

Snaps are shared by India Embassy Budapest

Aggie Reiter

Battle of Legends – Gyulai István Memorial Hungarian Athletics GP @ Székesfehérvár – Hungary

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The best athlete in the world will start @ Székesfehérvár – Hungary

Wednesday, August, 19. 2020. 

Take place: Bregyó-közi  – Regional Athletics Center 

During the morning hours the press conference was held at the Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium Press Center in announcing some background figures about this year’s Gyula István Memorial Games which will be from this year part of the Wold Athletics Continental Tour (WACT) Gold series. The 10-station Gold Section of the Continental Circle, will include several numbers in its program that are Diamond League-level in value and strength. There are only 24 in GYL from 2020, and those who missed out will be on the Gold competitions.

Take place Bregyó-közi  – Regional Athletics Center – Székesfehérvár … On the 19th of August. 

Press meeting was open by Márton Gyulai, the competition director, announced Olympic and world champions will undertake to compete was announced at the press call and starting off with one of the headlines … Dalilah Muhammad can also be there coming to Székesfehérvár as she indicated to compete. Added,  for this year’s competition the numbers are: for men, 100, 200, 400 meters, 110 hurdles, triple jump, discus and hammer will, while for women 200, 400, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, long jump, discus and hammer. Added  there will be a traditional competition, but they will be forced to impose certain restrictions, such as no more than 400 meters. The reason for this is the regulation of the International Federation (WA), as WA allows the adoption of recommendations. Taking about the athlete at previous Gyulai István Memorial  Hungarian Grand Prix … already 12 athletes who have already competed at the Gyulai István Memorial were able to take the second stage of the world championship podium, including 10 individual silver medals and 14 athletes finished in third place, including 8 individual bronze medals. In Doha, a total of 39 athletes won 46 medals (including 29 individual numbers) who have visited Hungary in the last eight years – between 2011-2019 – and started at the Gyulai István Memorial. In Doha – among the starters of the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix preformed in 67 places …  4-8. 38th place, 1-8.
In 2019 ., 17 international issues were held at the Gyulai István Memorial at Székesfehérvár. 10 athletes competed with Hungarians that year, who later won gold medals in Doha (including 9 individual world champions). Athletes who later won the World Cup in Doha started in 14 numbers.

Chairman of the organizing committee Péter Deutsch mentioned, based on the decision of the international association, the Hungarian Grand Prix was placed in a special elite circle. From 2020, the classification of one-day athletics has changed in competitions with seven categories created. Continued, will be from 2020, the classification of one-day athletics competitions has changed, with seven categories created and will be in the second priority category after the Diamond League, competitions and have become part of the Gold series Hungarian organizers do not want to make in order to preserve the seriousness of the fight and as an example said that one of the recommendations is to start runners with a handicap, and if overtaking, athletes should wear a face mask.

Sports Director Attila Spiriev highlighted in this regard that the current classification of the competition is a huge recognition and is on a par with traditional competitions such as Tokyo the Hengelo or Kingston Athletics Army Parade. The sports director emphasized that this was not a coincidence, as the Gyula Memorial produced better results year-after-year, with 16 athletes who had previously participated in the Hungarian competition won a total of 19 gold at last year’s Doha World Championships. In 2019, ten athletes later world champions started also in Gyula. Several of them have signed for this year as well. Spiriev also emphasize that there is a lot of uncertainty about the corona virus epidemic, it is not yet known whether those who promised can come. However, according to the current position, Dalilah Muhammad – American Olympic and world champion of the women’s 400 dam, who ran two world tops last year. Also the audience will see again Christian Taylor of the United States triple jump epochal figure, unique ruler of the 2010s London and Rio Games, furthermore who won World Cup champion at four outdoor competition, also Steven Gardiner from the Bahamas who triumphed in Doha last year on 400 meter within 43.48-second parade time … just mention a few awesome athlete to be on the startshot at Székesfehérvár In addition to the three overseas stars, Polish Pawel Fajdek – four-time world champion in men’s hammer throwing, has also promised to compete in the competition, and in addition to World Cup bronze medalist Bence Halász, he will certainly have to contend with London Olympic champion Krisztián Pars hammer thrower.

Mayor of Székesfehérvár, András Cser-Palkovics was pleased to say the Gyulai István Memorial Games is a very import part of the life of the city with the International stars liven up the city. Athlete lovers from regions of Hungary and foreigners from around the world will have a chance to see these superb athletes live. The mayor also emphasized that the Athletics Games need to be kept as a traditions and carry on.

Last but not least it was underlined to the visitors who may see, bump into the athletes in the city,  still common interest from both side to keep as a precaution to the distance regarding the corona virus, so this time non taking snaps, autograph request or hugs is undesirable.

Update: © Aggie Reiter with snaps

Bye-Bye Retró Lángos Buffet – Bulldozer Party @ Budapest

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Farewell is to mark the closing occasion with holding a Bulldoser Party

February, 28-29. 2020.

Saying Good Bye to the venue that exited for over 10 years, whereas many locals spent their lunch break there. Also needless to say the message from tourist who once visited the Retro Langos Buffet in Budapest shared with friends planning a visit to Budapest to a must visit venue. Anytime of the day always in queues, but it was worthwhile in waiting for the good packed Hungarian and/or international mouthwatering fillings at the Retro Lángos Buffet. Many folks simply hit the road to grab their sour cream and cheese + onion lángos.

Unfortunetely,  the Retro Lángos Buffet became a victim in closing one of the prime downtown destination for fried-dough delights in Budapest and it’s still  open until the end of this February to visit … best-loved street-food spot. The Retró Lángos due to the forthcoming long-term renovation tasks of metro line M3 at Arany János Street is to close.

On Friday, February, 28.  sharp 4 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. and rolling along next day Saturday, February, 29. also from 4 p.m. until 11.30 p.m. Live music breaks  and not to be missed in style and with a fireworks display on the spot.

Better not to go with full stomach  cause the  fantastic flavors at bulldozer party will involve everything that goes with lángos … garlic-guzzling contest … frisbee-throwing … dozen-and-dozen of yummy flavors. Next day on Saturday, February, 29.  from 4 p.m. early arrival is expected by the kids to enjoy trampoline.

For further details about the whereabouts of  the Retro Lángos Buffet new venue still to come … stay tuned to http://www.rollinginbudapest.com

Update Aggie Reiter

Spielwarenmesse – Wonderland of International Toy Exhibition 2020.

The Spielwarenmesse is well know by those in the international toy markets to come together at the world of toys, renowned brands, industries and game developers be present between January, 29. – February, 2. 2020 at the annual Toy Fair in Nuremberg – Germany.

Likewise this year at the world’s largest  international toys and games exhibition at Spielwarenmesse, featuring world-leading game manufacturers and distributors, revealed that environmental awareness is increasingly appearing in the gaming industry, bringing digital or cinematic figures to life, and classical or application-based board games will continue to grow. At the gigantic Nuremberg Exhibition, the biggest dealers were already choosing products for the next Xmas season.

As the largest children’s toy webshop in Hungary, the experts at jateknet.hu have found that the experience of unpacking is still in focus, and interactive plush and robots are gaining ground, so they are focusing on their 2020 offering accordingly.

Providing a good reflection of the current market, the 3 trends “Toys for Future” (products made from organic or recycled materials), “Digital goes Physical” (content and stars that children are familiar with in the digital world), and “Be You!”, were well received by trade visitors and exhibitors in this year’s exhibition. The focus of the fair was on connecting digital and traditional toys and environmental awareness. The sustainability trend in the toy industry is evident in plant-based plastics, paper, wooden toys and packaging.  The jateknet.hu webshop, for example, reuses large boxes of toys – purchased from suppliers – by forwarding them to customers who order a variety of products.

Gergely Őri, manager of jateknet.hu webshop, said: “The unpacking experience remains one of the leading trends this year when either the player unpacks the toy or the toy itself „pops out” of its box. Thousands of novelties are expected in the spring offering, including exciting toys where the need to unscrew balls from a machine and get the surprises from the balls, or cut the toy itself out of a hard jelly-like material.” Molded materials also play an important role, such as slimes, but they are no longer part of the process of making them (which has burst into public awareness), but rather as part of other games.

The proliferation of interactive plush and robot items are undeniable, primarily due to the new generation’s changed lifestyle and play habits. One might think that in today’s digitalisation environment (online and mobile games, e-sports) it is becoming increasingly difficult to get kids to play physical games. Experience has, however, shown that board games are flourishing – for example, Monopoly is 85 years old –  that most popular retro toys are „remodeling” or adapting and adding mobile apps and applications, but physical display from digital is also a popular trend, such as Fortnite video game toy-figures.

The experience of the exhibition has confirmed  that the heros of the major manufacturers are always determined by the actual new films, cartoons and video games that appear in the given year.  Parents must be aware and prepared in advance because most of the new and trendy children’s toys are  already and will be added to the web store’s offer.

Update Aggie Reiter

Chris Botti Concert @ Budapest – 2019

 

June, 5. 2019.  – 7.30 p.m.

Chris Botti, Grammy Award-winning trumpet artist and composer … fusion of sounds will be here again to hold a concert at MOM  Entertainment Center – Budapest.

His name is well known by the Hungarian jazz audience, and he is now returning to Hungary. Chris Botti is perhaps the greatest figure in the young trumpet generation. He has been attracted to the genre since his teenage years and has created a unique style over the years.  He is fond in improvising, but his music is not unbridled. He prefers pop forms, but he is attracted by the atmospheric quality that characterizes jazz.  He has already won one of the best jazz album titles in his career, which has been labeled with several albums.

Sy Smith will also be on stage at Chris Botti’s upcoming Budapest concert. The American singer sang alongside world stars like Whitney Houston, Usher or Eric Benet.

His music has already been discovered by the film world, and with Sting he wrote a film sound in 1999, but perhaps the greatest award was the 2005 Grammy Award.

He is also a great showman and this can be witnessed at his forthcoming concert in Budapest. Tickets are already out and available through eventim.hu

Look forward to see and hear  why musical geniuses such as Sting, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell  wished to play music together with him.

Update Aggie Reiter

Albinoni Chamber Orchestra Jubilee Concert @ Budapest

Italian Cultural Institute – Giuseppe Verdi Hall
Friday, December, 14. 2018. –  6.30 p.m.
District VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor  Street – Budapest

On December 14, the Albinoni Chamber Orchestra celebrates their 50th anniversary of its founding at the Giuseppe Verdi Hall in the Italian Cultural Institute. The Orchestra was founded in 1968, with  physicists and physics students later on music teachers and professional musicians  joined the ensemble. Within their work, they carry out a kind of folk-educative, educational work. They hold free concerts and before each presentation say a brief introduction on the composers and works presented before the pieces.  In their performances pieces of pre-Baroque composers and lesser-known authors can be heard.

The highlights of their anniversary concert … Alessandro Stradella: Christmas Symphony and KantátaTomaso Giovanni Albinoni: D minor oboaverseny – oboaszólista: Ágnes Girgás Giacomo Antonio Perti: Magnificat – with the Albinoni Chamber Choir Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto C-minor RV 509 Giuseppe Torelli: Christmas Shepherd Game (Op. VIII / 6) Alessandro Marcello: D-moll oboaverseny – soloist: László Hadady –  French oboist of Hungarian origin, currently a soloist and professor at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Obligatory reservation is needed through: iicbudapest@esteri.it
Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1 person) can participate at the concert.

Update by Aggie Reiter

LUX Film Days @ Budapest – 2018.

LUX FILM DAYS  – Uránia National Film Theater

District, VIII.  21. Rákóczi Rd. – Budapest

From November, 7 – 9., screening of the three finalists nominated by the European Parliament  for the 2018 LUX Film award will be screened at the Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest.

Contrary to the tradition of the prize, works in competition – albeit subjectively and stylistically different – are linked to the complex issue of European identity and the sensitive representation of the current social phenomena affecting all of us. Another common feature of this year’s finalist films is that all three creations focus on female heroes. The works in competition – although thematically and stylistically different – but keeping with its tradition of award-linking of European identity is a complex and sensitive issue of the representation of the current social phenomena affect us all. This year’s finalists films more in common is that all three sets female heroes work at the center.

Refugee critique can be seen from a new, original perspective, Styx – November, 7. – 7 p.m. German-Austrian film drama, 119 minutes, 2017 (Recommended for over 12 years of age) – Director: Wolfgang Fischer.

November 8. – 7 p.m  The Other Side (Original title: The Other Side of Everything) with subtitles, Serbian-French-Crama documentary, 100 minutes, 2017. Director: Mila Turajlić. The director tells the history of the recent Yugoslavia and Serbia through the history of her own family.

A personal documentary film exploring the context of individual life and historical responsibility, November, 9. – 7 p.m. Iceland Amazon(Original title: Kona fer í stríð / Woman at War) – Debut in Cannes – with subtitles, 101 minutes, 2018. Director: Benedikt Erlingsson. Icelandic-French-Ukrainian co-working original form solutions with a wry sense of humor black comedy debuted at Cannes.

The audience can vote on their favorite movie this year at http://www.luxprize.eu until Januar, 31. 2019. Each voter participates in a competition and in July 2019,  and the winner upon votes  can attend at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and there will be introduced the winner of the audience votes and will also feature in the ten nominated films of the LUX Film Prize for the following year.

Update Aggie Reiter