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The 25th Summerfest International Folklore Festival and Folk Art Fair

The Art of Folk Art!

Traditions that you experience, enjoy live today!

Szászhalombatta (It is about 30 kms. from Budapest)

The festival will be also held at Szigetszentmiklós and Tököl.

The Summerfest International Folklore Festival this year during August, 12-20. celebrates its 25th anniversary. The festival aims to raise awareness of the Hungarian National folklore treasure of richness. The invitation was out to 20 other nations from around and  throughout the festival 800 dancers will present their own traditional dancing with traditional songs preserving their own cultural values.

With the performance of the Hungarian dances, the main goal is the foreign groups to have an opportunity to get know about the country and its dances. The show will take place at Forrás Folkensemble on the stage of the Culture Center at  Százhalombatta.

Assemblies from around the World: United States of America, Bolivia, South Korea, Northern Cyprus, Estonia, France, Yakut, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mexico, Russia, Panama, Paraguay, Senegal, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tatarstan, Thailand, Turkey and naturally Hungary.

The dancers will be going on the stage while the announcer  telling a few background about the country and its traditional dancers performances.

Special children program for 4-6 years old children. Also World Music Tent  a program outside, in a tent around 20-25 minutes. The dancers teach dances for the audience with live music.

During the folklore festival  “Folk Art Fair”  all day long.

In the evening concerts, the audience can witness a real curiosity joy of music.

Beside other daily concerts in the program, the Essence’s concert have a special atmosphere, their music reflects, provides relaxation and liberates whilst taking on a trip  in the world of folk, jazz and classical music.

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First Hungarian and International Craft Breweries on the Spot – Beer Week Budapest 2018.

We are talking about one of the most popular drinks today!

Mark the date and roll over to the tasting days…

May, 25-26. 2018.

Dürer Kert (Durer Garden)

District, XIV., 19-21  Ajtósi Dürer sor (lane)

Though Hungary was/is rather a vine-producing than a beer brewer country, but for some time the growing of craft breweries open the door for  beer lovers and soon at  the 1st. International  Beer Festival with local breweries as well they personally will tap the visitors their craft beers. The craft beers are becoming more-and-more popular and  especially reaching the warmth  of the season the heights will grow and coming up somewhere and often at beer festival will be ready to ease the thirst.

On the 25th and 26th of May the atmosphere of high-edge beer festival comes to Budapest for the tasting at the BPBW Beer Week in Budapest 2018. What makes this event special is not only the rare and hard to get these beers to shop, but also a unique occasion where the brewers from all around the globe coming over on the spot to Budapest.

In the Scandinavian countries similar festivals are being held for many years now while the UK and the Baltic regions are busy to join in but in this area this will be the first of its kind. MBCC, Brewskival, Beavertown, Tallinn Craft Beer Week just to name a few of these names that say a lot for many, but nothing for most of the Budapest beer drinkers. For them it’s described an event somewhere to be in between a rock’n’roll show and a beer fest. The visitors get the chance to meet with the stars of the scene, then have a beer with them. The craft beer brewers are the new rock stars anyway as many say … “We’d like to think that the Hungarian craft beer has grown up and we would like the international spotlight to shine on it, to make sure people are not only visiting Beer Week in Budapest because the previously mentioned festivals are being almost immediately sold out, but also for the beauty of our beloved the city and also its vivid beer scene.”

BPBW Beer Week In Budapest means the largest craft beer event ever held in the region, unlimited tasting sessions for 6 hours of 160 different craft beers of more than 40 international breweries from 16 countries for 2 days at Dürer Kert (Durer Garden) in Budapest . Join personally the groove  and enjoy the Hungarian  and International line of craft beers, as the brewers tap your pint.  The so-called “liquid bread”  officially will blow after parties with 2 live music stages on both nights, plus additional events all week-long (tap takeovers, meet the brewer events, industry meetings) all across the city.

“Come for the tastings sessions, stay for the week!” – join us in Budapest with our favorite international and beloved Hungarian craft beer breweries, let’s make a hell of a party in the name of quality beers!

The list of international breweries to participate: 18th STREET BREWING United States, AF BREW Russia, AMAGER BRYGHUS Denmark, BAKUNIN BREWERY Russia, BEVOG Austria, BIRRIFICIO DEL DUCATO Italy, BREWDOG Scotland, BREWDOG OVERWORKS Scotland, BROUWERIJ DE MOLEN The Netherlands, BROWAR GOLEM Poland, CERVESES LA PIRATA Catalonia, EDGE BREWING CO. Catalonia, JESTER KING BREWERY United States, LERVIG Norway, MAGIC ROCK BREWING CO United Kingdom, MALMÖ BREWING CO Sweden, MIKROFONBRYGGERIET Sweden, MOOR BEER United Kingdom, MYKONOS BREWING COMPANY Greece, PIPEWORKS BREWING United States, PÕHJALA Estonia, POPPELS BRYGGERI Sweden, POST SCRIPTUM BREWERY Portugal, PYYNIKIN Finland, SIGNATURE BREW United Kingdom, TEMPEST BREWING CO. Scotland, THE GARDEN BREWERY Croatia, TO ØL Denmark, UILTJE BREWING COMPANY, The Netherlands, WILD BEER CO. United Kingdom

The list of Hungarian breweries to discover: ARMANDO_OTCHOA, BALKEZES, GÓLEM SÖR, HOPTOP BREWERY, HORIZONT BREWING, MAD SCIENTIST, MONYO BREWING CO., REKETYE BREWING CO., TUFFBUZZ.

Press release by the BPBW

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The 5th Madách International Theater Meeting (MITEM)

National Theater

April, 10–29 2018.

14 countries, 26 shows on 3 stages

District, IX. 1 Bajor Gizi Park – Budapest

„I was born to share love, not hate”

Quotation from Edit Kulcsár – festival organiser: “We chose this sentence of Sophocles as the motto for the 2018 MITEM as we believe it to best encompass what the international theater festival of the National Theater will be about this coming spring.”

Participating countries: Belgium, Estonia, Croatia, India, Lebanon, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Ukraine.

Švejk: The return – 7 p.m. April, 10. 2018. and 6 p.m. April, 11. 2018.
Director: Valerij Fokin. Based on the play of Tatyana Rakhmanova
Alexandrinsky Theater – Saintpetersburg Russia
2Hs without break – Main Stage

Georg Büchner: Woyzeck – 8 p.m. April, 11. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 12. 2018.
Director: Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.
National Theater Budapest Hungary
without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

William Shakespeare: III. RICHARD – National Theater Budapest Hungary – 5 p.m. April, 13. 2018. and 3 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
(at the MITEM: Performed in Hungarian, with English subtitles)
3Hs with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

Sophokles: OEDIPUS REX 16 – 8 p.m. April, 13. 2018.
Director: Rimas Tuminas
Vahtangov State Theater, Moscow, Russia
Performed in Russian and Greek with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 40″ without break – Main Stage.

Bertolt Brecht: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE 16 – 7 p.m. April, 14. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 15. 2018. – Director: Michael Thalheimer
Berliner Enseble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″, without break – Main Stage

THE CHERRY ORCHARD – 9 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
Director: Yaroslav Fedoryshyn
Outdoor performance – FREE ENTRY
Voskresinnia Theater, Lvov, Ukraine
Open space performance, Nathional Theater, in the front of the “Ship”
1H without break – Theater’s garden

Günter Grass: THE TIN DRUM 14 – 8 p.m. April, 16. 2018. – Director: Oliver Reese
Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German, with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Alice – Upon the book of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll – 8 p.m. April, 17. 2018. – Director: László Bocsárdi
Tamási Áron Theater and SZempöl Offchestra’ co-operation, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1′ 45″without break – Main Stage

Mudar Alhaggi: YOUR LOVE IS FIRE – 4 p.m. April, 18. 2018. – Director: Rafat Alzakout
Theater un der Ruhr – Collective Ma’louba, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 30″ without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

William Boyd: LONGING – Director: Elmo Nüganen – 7 p.m. April, 18. 2018.
City Theater, Tallinn, Estonia  Performed in Estonian, with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 5″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

BODY REVOLUTION / WAITING – 5 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Toneelhuis, Antwerpen, Belgium. Performed in Dutch, French, English, Arabic, with Hungarian and English subtitles – 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Alexander Ostrovsky: THE STORM – 7 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Director: Andrey Moguchy
Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (BDT), Saintpetersburg, Russia – Performed in Russian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 2′ 15″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Roberto Ciulli – Matthias Flake: CLOWNS 2 ½ – Clowns in Storm 12 – 9 p.m. April, 20. 2018
Director: Roberto Ciulli. Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 10″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

MAY HE RISE AND SMELL THE FRAGRANCE  – 5 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Ali Chahrour – Ali Chahrour Társulata, Bejrút, Libanon. In Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

TSESHO – WHAT’S THAT? Puppet cabaret – 8 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Troitskyi Vlad – CCA “Dakh” & Teatr-Pralnia/Laundry Theater, Kiev, Ukrajna. Performed in Ukrainian and English with Hungarian subtitles. 1H without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

József Katona: Ban Bánk – 3 p.m. April, 20. 2018. – Director: Attila Vidnyánszky. National Theater – Budapest- Hungary. 2′ 20″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

PINOCCHIIO  – Director: Antonio Latella – 7 p.m. April, 22. 2018.- Carlo Collodě’s novel by Antonio Latella, Federico Bellini, Linda Dalisi – Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Italy – In Italian with the Hungarian and English subtitles. 2′ 50″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Jalila Baccar – Fadhel Jaïbi: VIOLENCE(S) – 7 p.m. April, 23. 2018. – Director: Fadhel Jaïbi
Tunesian National Theater, Tunis, Tunesia – Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Pierre Beaumarchais: The Marriage of Figaro – 7 p.m. April, 24. 2018. -Director: Sardar Tagirovsky – National Theater Budapest Hungary with 2 breaks – Main Stage

LOVE SONGS BEYOND SPACE AND TIME – BY BAULS OF BENGAL – 6 p.m. April, 25. 2018. – Director: Parvathy Baul – The Group of Parvathy Baul – India – 2Hs without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Matei Vișniec: MIGRAAANTS – Or There’s Too Many People on this Damn Boat – 4 p.m. April, 26. 2018. – Director: Zalán Zakariás – Tomcsa Sándor Theater – Odorheiu Secuiesc Romania – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

August Kitzberg: THE WHEREWOLF – 7 p.m. April, 26. 2018. -Director: Sergey Potapov
R.A.A.A.M. Theater – Tallinn – Estonia – Performed in Estonian with simultaneous interpretation in Hungarian and English. – 2′ 25″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Compania Sincara (after Cervantes): DON Q – Fragments of a Knight’s Tale – 5 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Rico Dietzmeyer / Compania Sincara – Compania Sincara Cammerspiele Leipzig Germany – Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 1′ 10″, without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Danilo Kiš: A TOMB FOR BORIS DAVIDOVICH – 8 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Aleksandar Popovski – Novi Sad Theater Novi Sad Serbia – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1H 30″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Homer: THE ILIAD  – 7 p.m. April, 28. 2018. – Director: Jernej Lorenci – Slovenian National Theater (SNT) Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theater, Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubjana, Slovenia – Performed in Slovenian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 3Hs with 1 break – Main Stage

Anton. P. Chekhov: IVANOV – 6 p.m. April, 29. 2018. – Director: Eimuntas Nekrošius
Croatiian National Theater Zagreb – Performed in Croatian with Hungarian and English subtitles – 3′ 30″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Tickets: jegy@nemzetiszinhaz.hu

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The 33rd International Palace Games at Visegrád – 2017.

International Palace Games at Visegrád – 2017.

July, 7 – 9. 2017.

Hungary’s largest celebration event at the unique and credible historical environment indeed will be showing a slice of Hungary’s medieval history, commemorating for 33 years. Replaying the 1335 Visegrád kings meeting, when Róbert Károly called the Czech and Polish rulers to the courthouse where was held a huge celebration with medieval dances for the guests and their entourage. This was one of the most important events of medieval Europe.

Calling Hungarians and foreigners to travel back in time for almost 700 years, as around 1,000 people from almost 10 countries in Europe dressed in traditional costumes appear at Visegrád. During the three days kings, battlefields, street comedians and dancers overwhelming the streets. The event also holds three different international tournaments, which will be held 10 times during the festival’s 3 days in the original course of the Royal Palace. On horseback tournaments, Europe’s best traditions show battle scenes, horse and pedestrian battles, falconer and archery shows, dance shows, and also traditional canals such as costume archery and live racing. In addition to the knights tournaments, there are more than 100 programs in the city that await visitors during the event. On the open-air stage, era’s music concerts, medieval dance shows, comedy shows and a children’s puppet theater are waiting for the audience between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day, and handicraft fair with more than 100 merchants ont he spot. Throughout the day, street enthusiasts and comedians entertain the guests all day, and as in the past, they will also be able to showcase craftsmen’s shows. On Friday and Saturday, after the evening torch tournaments, the Royal Wine Yard will host a party at 2 p.m., where concerts and dancing parties await guests. The V4 street, where the countries of the Visegrád Co-operation are presenting themselves, promise to be a specialty in the cozy piano line.

Visitors with only one ticket can enter and view the exhibitions at the Royal Palace and the Solomon’s Tower, the colorful programs taking place there, and the programs of the Wine Yard’s open-air stage, the fair and the city park. To the knights tournaments need to have a special entry ticket.

Visitors can enjoy a number of ticket discounts: ticket sales and tickets for knight tournaments as well as pre-announced group ticket purchasers are provided free of charge by day-ticket organizers. The same is true of those who wish to travel by on boat to Visegrád can take an excursion boat on the River  Danube to the International Palace Games of Visegrád (any three days). During the festival there will be free parking in the city area, but keep in mind those interested to visit the venue better to arrive early.

The International Visegrád Palace Games were held for the first time in 1985. Today, the festival has become to be a massive performance, attracting international attention to the most important historical sites of Hungarian culture and European culture. In the history of the festival, it is an important milestone that the Royal Heritage of Visegrád was awarded the European Heritage title in 2009 as one of the most important historical monuments. The prize is a priority in European history that has played a prominent role in the European dimension of buildings, memorials and cultural goods. In 2015, the International Festival of Visegráds won the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) award for the best festivals in the European Union’s most important cultural and artistic event. Performers from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Transylvania and Russia will attend the event. According to surveys for tourism, the festival is the second best known attraction in Visegrád. The Visegrád International Fireworks is organized by Pro Visegrád Cultural Service Provider Nonprofit Ltd. The main sponsors of the event are: International Visegrad Fund, National cultural Fund, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs, OTP Bank Ltd., Gambling Nonprofit Kft.

For a detailed program of Visegrád International Palace Games and ticket information,  visit http://www.palotajatekok.hu

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The 13th Anniversary of KAFF Animated Film Festival – Kecskemét

Report on the events of KAFF – Kecskemét.

June, 21 to 25. 2017.

The multiple events at the festivals-of-festivals has brought the City of Kecskemét into the spotlight!

Over 5 intense days at Kecskemét – „Capital of KAFF” animated-film buffs have been able to savour an impressive range of animated movies boasting a high degree of variety and quality.

The 13th Anniversary of KAFF is internationally renowned event featured a range of styles, genres and techniques were testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation.

Local communities and European and global onlookers filled the city with numerous viewers, animators, jury members from several countries as: Australia, Israel, China, Iran, France, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Romania.

Compared to the previous years, this year at its 13th edition had made additions to the European Animated Film Festival whereas the Hungarian animations films were introduced. The TV Film held for  the first time the 10th European animations, the TV specials and TV series  under the new name KAFF which were competed in a separate category.  The animated feature films and television specials brought from over Europe, television series participating in the competition.

During the 5 days Animation Film Festival the audience had a chance to see the production of Hungarian animation films from the last two years. These were 36 short films, 25 television series episodes, 22 student films and 33 animated animations  from nearly 400 works from 27 countries in the entire program of the festival. In addition to the festival favorites, many fairy tales and historical themes were screened.

Within a handful of events the KAFF organisers held a tribute to the memory of one of the great sons of the City of Kecskemét,  Zoltán Kodály with screening  the 1981, one and a half hour animated tale of Háry János by Zsolt Richly, which tells the story of the ancient Beowulf, citing the Monty Python movies. Zoltán Kodály’s work, who was born 135 years ago and passed away 50 years ago, certainly inspired Hungarian animation. Mostly Zsolt Richly turned to Kodály pieces and to his folk song variations. Richly created cartoon series, short and feature-length animated films and these animations blend Kodály’s music with folklorists visual stylization.

The film was screened on the main square at the open-air theater set up next to the Grand Church.

Daytime no time to layback, because the films were running one after the other  at the Hírös Agóra Cultural and Youth Center and the Otthon Cinema. In the frame of  KAFF festival, other venues had join with attractions such as, offering a visit to the Ráday Museum where the commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with cartoon films on “The life of Martin Luther”.

Then in the evening, concerts and the Kecskemét Wine Festival took the floor … meant populated the main square.

The KAFF festival showcased a mix of films and gave the audiences a complete, up-to-date snapshot of the local and international creative animation. A series of free talks and workshops were held where local filmmakers and other participating countries professionals provided those with questioning minds a chance to learn more about how and why these films get/were made.

At the 13th Kecskemét Animated Film Festival the jury of the international competition handed out its awards within a ceremony. The Best Short Film Award to the“Judges Wunder” – Kötelék, and Réka Bucsi – „LOVE” as the best in short film category. Animation of the 10th European Animated Feature Film and TV Film Festival Best Animated Animation „The Red Turtle”. The audience prize was taken home as My Life Cocktail.

Below are the further awarded animations with the animators names and prizes:

  • AWARDS OF THE 10th EUROPEAN Animated Feature Film and TV Film Festival – Best Full Feature: The Red Turtle – Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
  • The Best Television Series: A Very Long Vacation  – Director: Paul Leluc
  • Best TV Species: Rebellious Rhyme 1 . – Director: Jakob Schuh, Jaw Lachauer
  • He was awarded the National Jury Award by the Rebel Rhyme 1 .  – Director: Jakob Schuh, Jaw Lachauer, and The A Cut Off Girl / Director: Sebastien Laudenbach
  • The jury speaks two TV specials for praise: We Go to Bear Hunt – directed by Joanna Harrison) and The Reindeer – directed by Arnaud Demuynck, Nicolas Liguori).
  • In judging the television series, the jury received a film with a praise:
  • Lili welcomes guest – director: Siri Melchior.
  • AWARDS OF THE 13TH Kecskemét Animated Film Festival
  • Grand Prize for the Festival: Commitment / Director: Judit Wunder – (Kecskemét City Fee, 1.5 millionHUF)
  • Category Awards: Best Short Film: LOVE  – Director: Réka Bucsi – (The fee of the National Media and Communications Authority, 1.5 millionHUF)
  • Best TV Series: Hunor –  Director: Árpád Koós and Béla Klingl
  • (The fee of the National Media and Communications Authority, 1.5 millionHUF)
  • Best Animated Animation: Clean Heart – Director: Ertsey Áron Donát
  • (Software package worth $ 340,000)
  • Best Student Film: The 13th Princess  – Director: Russian Tina
  • Special awards
  • Best First Film: Fiasco –  Director: Szabolcs Nagy
  • Best Picture Language: Mouse –  Director: B. Ervin Nagy
  • The Best Screenplay: Kojot and the Pale Shadows  – Director: Áron Gauder
  • Best Animated Work: Mimik –  Director: Varga Petra
  • (Fee for Photograph and Film of the OCT, 500,000HUF)
  • The Best 3D Movie: Gipsy Tales – The Firefighter Snake / Director: László Balajthy (FocusFox Studio’s 300,000HUF Service)
  • The jury is commended for the harmony of text and image (director: Attila Bertóti) and the film ” Awakening “ for the personal formation of actors – Director: Fruzsina Zángó.

To be continued with:  Australia as the honorary guest – XIII. KAFF festival

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Documentary that encapsulates – Russian Avant-Garde to life. 

Revolution: New Art for a New World

Premier: Uránia Movie Theater – Budapest – from June, 1. 2017.

5 p.m. Saturday, June, 10. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. Ceremonial Hall

District, VIII. 21. Rákóczi Road

Can art be fully understood without the political conditions under which it was produced?  The  Revolution: New Art for a New World examines the rise and fall of an artistic movement embedded in their political and historical context. In this new documentary, director Margy Kinmouth zooms in on the 1917 Bolshevik revolution to appreciate the vibrant, abstract work of the Russian avant-garde … the documentary gives the answer.

Revolution: New Art for a New World taking the audience through 90 minutes of a bold and exciting featuring documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.

The documentary tells stories of amazing artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich – pioneers who flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world and  draws attention to art of post-Revolutionary Russia deserves to be more widely understood, the unhappy fate of some of the country’s most creative people after  implacable authority after 15 years after the 1917 Russian Revolution when some of the most exciting art the world had ever seen. These where the short years silenced by Stalin’s Socialist Realism.

Artists found new ways to represent the hopes of the newly free, optimistic country led by Lenin, but after his death they were silenced when Stalin enforced socialist realism as a political tool. Many were killed or sent to the gulag.

Also drawing  the attention on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life.  Fortunately,  these remarkable artworks survived and the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert an influence over contemporary art movements.  The New Art for a New World confirms this exploring the fascination that these colourful paintings, inventive sculptures.

This semi-dramatised documentary reveals how many artworks survived the purge and went on to influence the artistic world. Focusing on artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Marc Chagall.

The film is in English language with Hungarian subtile. Ticket available on the spot.

The documentary under 12 year-old children is not recommended!

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Dakar Route – Africa International Cross Country Race 2017.

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On January,2. began the two weeks adventure on rolling on the 38th Dakar Rally!

The Desert Riders Arrived Home!

The Hungarians  held an “After Party” gathering at the Champs Pub in Budapest where they told stories about their international cross-country race experiences throughout Route Dakar 2017.

In the Africa Race Balázs Szalay and László Bunkoczi finished in 11th place, and in the category came second in the 6500-kilometers.

On Saturday, the 292 kilometer between Dakar and Saint Louis 22 were measured, but this was not counted into the race, so that was a kind of driving with pleasure in the final days. At the same time the motorcyclist started, the car drivers who were divided into eight groups.

Within this year’s Dakar Race, Balázs Szalay reached the finish line in the 11th, while László Bunkoczi made it at the 7th place at the Pink Lake.

They spoke about their adventure saying Quote: “Every race is difficult,  physical challenges passes through the Sahara, this was no exception. Had a couple of annoying trifle back fed, that worn both of us during the past two weeks. I cannot just say that the African races has a row of difficulty in terms of its location, but it was not easy that’s for sure. The tracks were good, drove through wonderful places. Overall, notwithstanding there were ups and downs sometimes things went on our nerves but laughed a lot. Mainly listened to AC/DC songs and often to “Highway to Hell” then we shouted the to words as loud as we could. Now that we are back again we feel we could go for it again, test ourselves and tomorrow start it all over the race.”

Among the truckers … Miklós Kovács, Péter Czeglédi, László Ács trio finished in 5th place, while  Zsolt Darázsi, Norbert Szalai double in 6th place closed.

Final results:

Motorists: The 1st. Vladimir Vasilyev, Konstantin Zsilcov   – Russia  (Russian Mini) 36:33:40Hs.

The 11th Balázs Szalay, László Bunkoczi  – Hungary  (Hungarian, Opel Mokka) 9:46:46Hs

Truckers: The 1st.  Andrei  Karginov, Andrei Mokejev Dmitry Nyikitin  – Russia  (Russian Kamaz) 39:52:43Hs.

The 5th Miklós Kovács, Péter Czeglédi, László Ács  – Hungary (Hungarian, Scania) 31:35:52Hs.

The 6th Zsolt Darázsi, Norbert Szalai  – Hungary ( MAN) 51:08:45Hs.

motorcyclist:

The 1st Teddy Gev Sella (Israel, KTM) 42:13:11Hs

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