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

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

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

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October the Month of French-Speaking Belgian Film

Thursday, October, 7.  – Thursday, October, 21.2021.
Free online film festival at Festival Scope!

Under the “Fêtes de septembre” program, four full-length films, five documentaries and five short films can be rented free of charge until the 21st of October . The program featured some of the most significant French-speaking Belgian works of recent years from directors such as Joachim Lafosse, a festival favorite who also recorded the film Not Old Love, or Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, who became known for their underground brainstorming.

Among the feature films to debut at the 2006 Venice Film FestivalIsabelle Huppert starring mudslingers (Private Property), which presents a divorced mother with two children Calvary, as you try to leave her old life behind. The issue of emigration is dissected by the bittersweet comedy Baden Baden, in which a 26 year-old tries to reintegrate into her hometown after a summer mission. The avant-garde action film by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani already reinforces a series of more experimental pieces.

Hulls a Day (Laissez Bronzer Les Cadavres!), also screened at the 2018 Francophone Film Days, is an astonishing craze packed with quick montages and film history references that pays homage to the western, the new French wave and jacuzzi films. It is also viewed as part of major feature film selection at Marion Hänsel 2006 Sounds of Sand by (Sounds of Sand), a drama in which the protagonist leave, living in the desert village remained without water Rahne and his family set out to find a viable place for themselves. The sounds of the sand were presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where he received praise.

In addition to feature films, five full-length documentaries, including one of the loud festival successes of recent years, Overseas on Modern Slavery, and five short films were replaced by Belgian Film Month.

The films are available free of charge “as long as stocks last” until October, 21.2021., after one registration on the site in the original language with English subtitles can be watched.

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Relive the 80s Era With A-ha Back-In-Time

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The documentary will arrive in domestic cinemas from October, 14. 2021.

Original language, with Hungarian subtitles.

Relive the worldwide gained frame by A-ha trio, which exploded in the 80s featuring keyboardist Magne Furuholmen, vocalist Morten Harket, and guitarist Pål Waktaar-Savoy.

Their destiny was set to follow an impossible dream which led the group to become a global sensations and heartthrobs overnight.

Thomas Robsahm’s documentary is a delight for the band’s fans, and a pleasant surprise for lovers of 80s music. Thomas Robsahm accompanied the band A-ha for almost five years and tells the story of 3 teenagers living in a small town in 1970s Norway and showing their creative clashes, ambitions and stormy relationships.

Thomas Robsahm and Aslaug Holm’s film answers questions with unprecedented interviews and behind-the-scenes, and does not hide the internal conflicts caused by a sudden reputation.

No Norwegian act had broken through internationally quite like they did when they burst onto the international scene with 1985’s “Take on Me,” buoyed by an iconic sketch-animation video by Steve Barron.  The A-ha’s hit “Take On Me” is still one of the most played songs of the last millennium and even sold 50 million records.

Another superb A-ha song to their James Bond theme for „The Living Daylights” most probably a whole generation were daily humming the song and cherish the memories of A-ha back-in-time.

Distributed by Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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Paris abstracts … Abstraction-Création … Kandinsky, Helion, Calder, Moholy-the Great…

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For the first time in almost 50 years in the world @ the MODEM!

The internationally unique exhibition Paris Abstracts of the MODEM Center for Modern & Contemporary Art opens in Debrecen on October 3, 2021.

(The activity of Abstraction-Création, dates back to the 1930 … In the 1930s, café encounters, art discourse and the operation of a gallery, magazine publishing, made it one of the most progressive art circles of the age in all of Europe. Paris then became once again the capital of the arts, which is era of the world attracted representatives of all its major abstract trends; from this international circle, a company of nearly 100 people was completed, joined by artists from more than 20 countries.)

At the MODEM Center there are 1500 square meters of exhibition which focus on the world-famous Abstraction-Création, the largest official non-figurative grouping ever. The artefacts of the exhibition, which features nearly 100 works, come from the museums of the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Galerie Le Minotaure in Paris, the Viennese mummies, the Belvedere in Vienna or the Musée d’arts de Nantes in Nantes.

Abstraction-Création presents to the audience images and sculptures of world-famous artists such as Vasily Kandinsky, Jean Helion, Alexander Calder, Auguste Herbin, František Kupka, or Jean Arp, and more. The exhibition is the first in Hungary to represent the work of world-famous Hungarians, including László Moholy-Nagy, Alfred Reth or Étienne Beöthy, and well-known avant-garde artists such as Lajos Tihanyi and Ferenc Martyn in the medium of the Abstraction-Création in Paris. The curator of the exhibition is Dr. Flóra Mészáros, art historian. Abstraction-Création was a company of nearly 100 people, joined by artists from more than 20 countries, attracting major abstract figures from around the world in the 1930s. Almost 50 years after the MoMA in New York and then the Abstraction-Création exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris, this will be the first large-scale exhibition on the subject, which, incidentally, will reveal entirely new research results. Furthermore, this is the first modern exhibition held in Hungary, which is based on borrowings and several years of renowned research on an international topic by a Hungarian art historian.

The curator of the exhibition and the project manager is Dr. Flóra Mészáros, an art historian who has a doctorate on the subject at the Sorbonne in Paris. This presentation summarizes the almost one and a half decades of innovative research results of the organizer of the exhibition, a three-year joint organization with MODEM.

Two-thirds of the exhibition, which features nearly 100 works, is based on foreign collections and institutions. Our partners include the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Galerie Le Minotaure in Paris, the Viennese mummies, the Belvedere in Vienna or the Musée d’arts de Nantes in Nantes … etc.

An extra sensation of the exhibition is that MODEM has undertaken the restoration and framing of the works of several famous institutions (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne; Center Georges Pompidou). The large-scale international material is accompanied by a sophisticated catalog of studies by world-renowned art historians.

The exhibition awaits those interested between October, 3 2021 and January, 30, 2022. 

MODEM – Center for Modern and Contemporary Art @ the City of Debrecen – Hungary.

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Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival Hungary – 2021.

Invitation celebrating the power and inspiration of chess … chess connects us!

At Saturday, October, 9. 2021 as a hybrid event the Hungarian National Gallery gives home to the local events, those interested can take part in the festival from the comfort of their homes, through Youtube Live. Furthermore, online chess enthusiasts can login to a plethora of interactive digital activities.

This year’s focus is on Education and Innovation

Major Programs: Education Chess Summit (Live and streamed from the Hungarian National Gallery).

The speakers include experts from Hungary, Sweden, USA, Spain and France.

During the Educational Chess Summit demo classes will be given based on the Judit Polgar Method.

Special guest: Ernö Rubik, the inventor of the world-famous Rubik’s Cube, will share his thoughts on modern education.

Creativity and Innovation
… Talks (Live and streamed from the Hungarian National Gallery).

Noam Manella from Israel: the author of the highly successful book “Think Like a Machine”, on how to awaken the dormant creativity inside ourselves.

Indian engineer Ashwin Subramanian on using biofeedback tools to explore what signals chess players’ bodies are sending while playing and how they can utilize these little cues in preparation.

Judit Polgar talks with the legendary Ernö Rubik, about his views and thoughts on creativity and innovation.
Judit Polgar will also share her thoughts on the role creativity played in her childhood and career. And how she implements creativity in her daily life and her various projects.

Norbert Fogarasi – Head of Morgan Stanley’s Budapest Office, speaks about the connection between chess, innovation and business.

Furthermore, there will be an unforgettable musical experience provided by Juga Di Prima – Chilean singer-songwriter performs five new “Chess Divas” songs that were composed in the spirit of gender equality and pay tribute to the best women chess players of history.

Other Programs: Interactive Chess Channel

Games, quizzes, masterclass, tournaments (Online Presentation of the Judit Polgar Method (at the National Gallery in Hungarian language).

Arts & Crafts for Children (at the National Gallery)

Winners of the Goodwill Ambassadors of Chess Awards announced (at the National Gallery) Simultaneous exhibitions with Judit Polgar and GM Zoltán Almási (Hungarian National Gallery)

For furthermore information visit the website. All programs are free!

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Season-Opening Concert – Franz Liszt Academy of Music – Grand Hall – 2021

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is a music university and a concert hall in Budapest was founded in Hungary, on November, 14. 1875.

Wednesday, September, 22. 2021 – 7 p.m.

District, VI., 8. Liszt Ferenc Square – Budapest

Marcell Szabó (piano) – MÁV Symphony Orchester –
Conductor: Gábor Káli

Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 20
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No. 5 (E minor), Op. 64

The performances of two young musicians in their thirties, who have already recorded many successes, make the season-opening concert of the MÁV Symphony Orchester memorable. Conductor Gábor Káli finished his studies in Budapest, which began in Budapest. In 2018, he won the Hong Kong International Conducting Competition and then also won the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Conducting Competition. An internationally renowned conductor, he has achieved tremendous success at the Salzburg Festival, France, Germany‘s most prestigious opera houses and concert halls, Poland, Singapore, Finland, Ireland and, of course, Hungary.

Pianist Marcell Szabó graduated from the Academy of Music in 2012, winner of several international competitions. The concert presents a kind of cross-section of Russian music: Tchaikovsky composed in 1888 5.his symphony evokes the heyday of great romance. Alexander Scriabin in the XX. one of the major composers of the age leading to the music of the 19th century – his only piano concerto was presented in 1898. And Shostakovich struggled in the horrific conditions of the Stalinist Soviet Union to create – the imprint of this age is the Festive Overture composed in 1954.

Tickets available on the spot at the ticket box . Ticket price: 4500, 5000, 5500HUF.

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11th Francophone Film Days Indoors @ the Cinemas – Budapest

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September, 14. – 7 p.m. – September, 19. – 11 p.m.

Time to reconnect with the pleasure of laughing and crying collectively in front of a big screen!

The Francophone Film Days resume face-to-face from September 14 to 19 at Urania, Art + Cinema and the Institute français. Twice the fun, therefore, because none of the films that will be screened in theaters have been shown as part of the festival’s online session during April.

The guest of the 11th Francophone Film Days is Tony Gatlif, the director of the film Tom Medina, who was made famous in Hungary by the films Latcho drom or Gadji Dilo. His new work will be screened on Thursday evening at 8p.m. at the Urania National Film Theater.

On the program: hit comedies at the French box office, poignant romantic films, incredible genre films and sumptuous classics. Movie lovers will meet on screen Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sy, Monica Bellucci, Audrey Tautou, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Gaspar Noé.

As part of the 11th Francophone Film Days  – September, 19, 2021 from 3.30 p.m.  and 5.15 p.m. at the French Institute – Budapest. Belmondo highlighting New Wave cinema in the ’60s and 70s . One of his awesome film … Man from Jean-Paul Belmondo: The Man from Rio … Director Philippe De Broca – Adventure, Comedy, 1964. Runing time: 102 mins. will be screened in the original French language with Hungarian subtitles. Staring Jean-Paul Belmondo with Françoise Dorléac.

Synopsis: Second class Adrien Dufourquet witnesses the kidnapping of his fiancée Agnès, daughter of a famous ethnologist. He goes in search of him, which leads him to Brazil, and uncovers a traffic in Indian statuettes.

Ticket price: 1600HUF (1200HUF in reduced price) at the Uránia National Movie Theater and the French Institute. At the Art + Cinema ticket price available for 1000HUF

The screenings are supported by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, Groupama Biztosító, BNP Paribas and Cointreau.

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Un mundo normal … The Sea Beyond- Spanish Black Humor Movie

Date of presentation nationalwide @ Hungary

Thursday, September, 16. 2021.

Running time: 103 mins

A near-human drama imbued with distinctive Spanish black humor, road movie and having adventure film elements.
Synopsis
Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio) is an eccentric and nonconformist theater director who receives the news of the death of her mother and, what is worse, finds out that she is going to be buried in a cemetery. Determined to fulfill the last will of the deceased, Ernesto sets out to steal her coffin to throw her corpse into the ocean, just as her last wish was. Ernesto’s daughter (Gala Aymach), tired of her madness, accompanies him to try to make him change his mind. However, during the journey, he will discover that his father is saner than he suspected and also that there is nothing more important than being true to oneself, although this sometimes leads to going against the opinion of the most.
Achero Mañas (Whatever You Want, November), who signed the film as director and screenwriter, won the European Film Award in the Discoverer of the Year category for his first film (Ball / El Bolo). Its main characters are Ernesto Alteiro, who is known to the Hungarian public mainly for his festival-winning works at the Spanish Film Weeks, and Ruth Diaz, who won an award for her earlier film as an actress at the Venice Film Festival. The film got 1 nomination to Goya.

Casting. Ernesto Alterio, Ruth Diaz, Gala Amyach
The movie is screened with Hungarian subtitles
Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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Tales of the Lockdown … Original Name: Relatos Confinados

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Extraordinary film Made in Spain at the time of the lockdown.

Run time: 90mins. Original Spanish language with Hungarian subtitles

Made in Spain  – 2020 – Age limit:16

The film will hit theaters nationwide from September, 2. 2021.

Five excellent Spanish directors :  Fernando Colomo, Alvaro Fernández-Armero, David Marqués, Miguel Bardem, Juan Diego Botto came together to bring an unusual venture under the roof: to create a grotesque work that takes place during a quarantine situation. Starring: Carlos Bardem, Luis Tosar, Manuel Vasco, Carlos Bardem, Isco Alarcón, Alberto Ammann.

Shot during the confinement by the actors themselves in their homes, this is a film made up of five self-contained stories that range from romantic comedy to drama, through horror or should be said as thriller.

An assassin who wants to circle his master … A star soccer player who cherishes actoric ambitions … And furthermore could even list the strange characters that this comedy, interwoven with black humor,  stunning and dark, in some cases does not ignore touching moments.

Distributor in Hungary by Pannonia Entertainment.

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Fine Art Beats Raffaello – The Young Genius … Raffaello – Il giovane prodigio

Documentary movie – Italy, 90 mins, 2021 – Director: Massimo Ferrari – Narrator: Valeria Golino

Orginal languages ​​with Hungarian subtitles

At the end of August comes to the Hungarian theaters of art temples of fine art series premieres latest piece, which commemorates the picturesque genius the Renaissance – Raffaello.

The film was made in 2020, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death, and will be screened in more than 60 countries from Italy to Australia.

The venue of the Hungarian screening is usually the Urania National Cinema, where art historian Kata Bodor – curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, will give an introduction before the premier August, 25 at 6.30 p.m.

After the 2017 episode of The Churches of Art series, The Prince of Art, the work explores Raffaello’s art through a whole new way.

Synopsis: Raffaello- The Young Genius tells the story of the artist from Urbino, beginning with his extraordinary early portraits of women – the Mother, the Friend, the Principle, the Secret Lover, and many important female figures on Raffaello’s paintings. Delve into Raffaello’s uncanny ability to capture celestial beauty, and to focus his gaze beyond the physicality and into the psychology of his subjects … some real, some imaginary … so that their personalities explosively emerge from his canvas.

With fascinating contributions from internationally renowned experts, this special cinema event will uncover the most significant people and places and inspirations in the life and times of Raffaello a Renaissance leader and one of the most spectacular painters in history. Detailed close-ups and expert interviews and art analyzes, which have become the trademark of the series. The life story of the painter is further illustrated by the imaginative animations of award-winning illustrator Giordano Poloni, who bring to life the most important moments of Raffaello’s life in his pictorial world, moving on the border of myth, myth, legend and reality.

Other screening locations around Hungary:

August, 26.  Makk Kálmán Cinema – Berettyóújfalu 

August, 26.  Lehel Film Theate – Jászberény   

August, 26. Kultik Cinema – Kaposvár    

August, 26. Makó Cinema – Makó

August, 29. Downtown Cinema – Szeged

August, 26. P̛Art Mozi – Szentendre       

August, 26. Nádasdy Cinema – Szigetszentmiklós

Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment

Update: Aggie Reiter