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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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Peggy Guggenheim “The Obsessed with Art” – Documentary @ Budapest

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s Peggy Guggenheim

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s multiple award-winning documentary features a portrait of Peggy Guggenheim, one of the most colorful personalities in modern art and the 20th century art world.

Highly-Anticipated Peggy Guggenheim – World All About Love & Art – coming on October 8. 2020. @ Budapest.

The Obsessed with Art provides a comprehensive picture of the history of modern art, through the life history of the style’s most famous art collector and patron. Although Guggenheim’s name may be synonymous with art, the film also shines a spotlight on her other passions.

Peggy Guggenheim documentary is based in large part on an audio-recording of the last interview she ever gave, which was captured by biographer Jacqueline B. Weld in the late seventies.

Screenings will take place at the Művész, Pushkin, Toldi cinemas and the Uránia National Film Theater and beside the screening in the Capital  several art cinemas throughout the country for the modern art lovers can be viewed this awesome documenary @ cities: Debrecen, Pécs, Miskolc, Szolnok and Kecskemét.

A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to a family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art; she collected artists. Her colourful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

Original language with Hungarian subtitles, 1 hour 30 mins. – over 12 yrs. old.

Source: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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“They Shall Not Grow Old” – Peter Jackson Documentary – Hungary

New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson on the occasion to commemorate the centennial of the end of the WW I. has created a visually staggering thought experiment. An immersive deep-dive into what it was like for the ordinary British soldiers on the western front. The documentary is in use of diaries and letters for narrative voice cover, also used lip-readers to help dub in what the men are actually saying.

The documentary using state-of-the-art 3D technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I. to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.

The documentary already received countless awards, around the world at fim festivals:

This year already received countless awards: BAFTA Awards 2019, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, Rotterdam International Film Festival, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Golden Trailer Awards, Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA

The unique documentary of its kind will arrive to Hungary’s film theaters from December, 5. 2019.

In Budapest convey the Urania National Film Theater, as well as a number of other cities across the country, including in Szombathely, Szeged, Pécs, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza.

In English with Hungarian subtitles. Tickets on the spot at the movies ticket desk. Age over 16.

Distributor: Pannónia Entertainment Ltd.

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LUX Film Days – Uránia National Film Theater @ Budapest

November, 13. – November, 15. 2019.

District, VIII., 21. Rákóczi Road – Budapest

LUX FILM DAYS project aims to bring the screenings of the finalists of the LUX FILM PRIZE Official Competition of the European Union (EU). The European Parliament’s cinematographic prize is awarded each year to films reflecting in line with important political, sensitive portrayal of current social phenomena that affect everyone. There will be a Northern Macedonian satirical drama exploring the state of God exists and is called Petrunya, Cold Case Hammarskjöld and The System.

The recognition aims not only to promote European films, but also to distribute the winning works to all European countries and make them available to everyone. These films will be screened across all 28 countries with subtitles in 24 languages.

In Hungary between November, 13-15, the three finalists will be screened at the Urania National Film Theater.

This year, the three titles in competition and screening in Budapest – Hungary.

Wednesday, November, 13. – 7 p.m. – God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya – by Teona Strugar Mitevska (North Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/ France) 2019. Synopsis: A powerful cinematic work that tells the story of a woman who finds herself in a position that only men have access to at a religious ceremony, and which makes a significant contribution to the feminist struggle, the most acute social issue of our times, which has yet to gain momentum in the Balkans. World-premiered in competition at the Berlinale, where it picked up the Ecumenical Jury Prize.

Thursday, 14 November, 2019  – 7 p.m. – Cold Case Hammarskjöld – by Mads Brügger (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Belgium/UK/Germany) 2019. Synopsis: Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator GöranBjörkdahl trying to solve provocative investigation into the 1961 death of Swedish UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. Dag Hammarskjöld died in a suspicious plane crash in 1961 on his way to ceasefire negotiations in order to resolve a conflict in Katanga, Congo, in which significant economic interests were at stake. The Swedish UN Secretary General was a progressive politician who wanted to prevent Western countries such as Britain and France from reinstating their influence in Africa, after colonies had gained independence. Brügger’s slow-building documentary sheds light onto the mystery. This is the third time in the LUX Prize’s history that a documentary is among the three finalists. (Mads Brügger delivered one of the breakout films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival with his incendiary muckraker Cold Case Hammarskjöld.

Friday, 15. November, 2019. – 7 p.m. – The Realm – by Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France). Synopsis: A forceful and adrenaline-charged thriller … how far will someone go to hold on to power? This adrenaline-charged thriller deals with political corruption. It tells the story of the demise of a successful politician and his freedom, which had looked destined to last forever. Get ready for bitter arguments, tense car chases and clashes with a probing press. The Realm world-premiered in competition at San Sebastián, before going on to win seven Spanish Goyas. Also competed for the main prize at the Cinefest International Film Festival in Miskolc- Hungary.

The three finalists were selected from among the ten films in the 2019 Official Selection, which once again included four women directors  (Teona Strugar Mitevska, Tamara Kotevska, Nora Fingscheidt and Natasha Merkulova and two documentaries (Cold Case Hammarskjöld and Honeyland), as well as the significant presence European co-productions.

As in previous years, the three finalist films will go on a tour around Europe, with screenings being organised in more than 60 cities across the 28 European member states, subtitled in the 24 official languages of the EU, thanks to the cooperation between the European Parliament Information Offices and the Creative Europe MEDIA Desks. In the Fall, the newly elected members of the European Parliament will be invited to vote for one of the three films in competition. The winner will be announced on November, 27 at the formal sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in the presence of the directors.

After the screenings, viewers will be able to vote for their favorit movie again this year on until January 31, 2020. All voters will take part in a raffle draw, which the winner will be able to attend at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2020, where the winner of the public vote will be announced and the ten nominees of the LUX Film Award will be presented next year.

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The 26th Titanic International Film Festival kicks off: Amazing Aretha – Amazing Grace @ Budapest 2019.

This year showing at two venues will be presented for one week 12 new productions, at the Uránia National Film Theater and the French Institution – Budapest.

The Uránia Cinema is one, if not the only eye-catching place hall in Budapest where you can have a comfy seat and watch the variety of movies with international star parade each-and-every day of the week.

The 26th Titanic International Film Festival  begins highlighting the concert film with Aretha Franklin, which will be screened on the first day of the festival, October, 20. – sharp 6 p.m. For  many being fond of the Queen of Soul Ms Aretha Frankin  may watch the Amazing Aretha – Amazing Grace  – The Voice of Love – the american concert  from 2018,  It will be screened in English with Hungarian subtitles (age above 12). Made album in 1973 shows the concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Director: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack – Cast: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland. Be aware to see well known faces in the audience… such as Mike Jagger, John Lennon, Marvin Gay all enjoying the lady of soul at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in L.A.

During the Titanic International Film Festival 12 new productions for cinema enthusiasts!  These screened  films have had already been proven on international screenings and have earned their reputation.

Dates – Screening of films at the Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest:

Monday, October, 21.

6 p.m. – Amazing Grace (above age 12) – american concert movie, 89 min, 2018 in English with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

8 p.m. – The Dead Don’t Die – OPENING GALA – american horror comedy, 104 min, 2019 in English with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Jim Jarmusch

Tuesday, October, 22.

4.15 p.m. And Your Bird Can Sing – japán feature film, 106 min, 2018 in Japanese language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Shó Miyake

6.15 p.m. – Ghost Master – Japanese romantic horror, 88 min, 2019 in Japanese language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Paul Young

8 p.m. Deva – GALA SCREENING (Premier) – hungarian-italian drama, 80  – Director: Szőcs Petra

Wednesday, October, 23.

5 p.m. – A Dog Called Money – Irish-English documentary, 94 min, 2019 in English language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Seamus Murphy

7 p.m. – ECHO – Icelandic comedy, 79 min, 2019 in Icelandic language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson

8.30 p.m. – The Wind – feminist Gothic-horror western, 86 min, 2018 in English language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Emma Tammi

Thursday,  October,24.

4.30 p.m. – Becoming Animal – Swiss-English-Canadian documentary, 78 min, 2018 in English language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Emma Davie, Peter Mettler

6 p.m. – The Most Beautiful Couple – German drama, 97 min, 2018 in German language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Sven Taddicken

8 p.m. – Who You Think I Am? (16) – GALA SCREENING – French romantic drama, 101 min, 2019 in French with Hungarian subtitles Director: Safy Nebbou – Special Guest: the Director

Friday, October, 25.

5 p.m. School’s Out  French drama, 104 min, 2018. in French language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Sébastien Marnier.

7 p.m. The Wind –  Feminist Gothic-horror western, 86 min, 2018 in English language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Emma Tammi.

9 p.m. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants – Finnish-Letvian feature film, 105 min, 2019 in Finnish language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: J.-P. Valkeapaa.

Saturday, October,  26.

4 p.m. Aurora –  Finnish feature film, 106 min, 2019 in Finnish language with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Mila Tervo.

October, Sunday, 27.

8 p.m. – Motherless Brooklyn (above age12) – CLOSING GALA – american crime, drama, 144 min, 2019 in English with Hungarian subtitles – Director: Edward Norton.

See the program screened at the French Institution Budapest –

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“Fare Cinema” – Italian Film Review 2019 @ Budapest

Fare Cinema  – “The Profession of the Photographers” Italian Film Review

 May, 20 – 28. 2019.

For the second time this year the “Fare Cinema”  the Italian Film Institute, organizes the Italian Film Festival with the Uránia National Film Theater.   The event was initiated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation launched last year with the aim that foreign institutions for diplomatic and cultural networks for promoting Italian cinema.

This year between May, 20 to 28, some of the famous representatives of the Italian film industry will visit the Hungarian capital again, the film director – Pippo Mezzapesa and director and film critic – Mario Sesti will join the “Fare Cinema.  For  overview see Uránia National Theater’s site:

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Klimt and Schiele: “Amor and Psyche” Birth of Art Nouveau



Italian film with Hungarian subtitles, 90 minutes – 2018. – Director: Michele Mally

Screening coming to Hungary – Budapest: December, 13. 2018.  – Urania National Film Theater

and among other regions cities at  Szolnok, Szeged, Pécs, Nyíregyháza and Szentendre.

The temples of art educational series next episode is of the late 19th century – early 20th century. Vienna presents a flourishing cultural life and the birth of supremely exciting  to the Art Nouveau period. The era when new ideas appeared, when Freud discovers the human psyche and motives  when it comes to women and femininity as a symbol gained new meaning in art and psychology. The movie highlighting both the social, historical and artistic aspects guiding factor provided by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele art exhibitions and thematic processing of the birth of art nouveau.

As once said/wrote in a letter by Egon Schiele to his uncle, Leopold Czihaczek … “The erotic works of art are also saints!”

The film will take the art loving audience in comfy through 5 stunning exhibitions housed in Vienna without leaving their seat, to the Albertina, the Leopold Museum, the Belvedere Palace and the Kunsthistorisches Museum on a  journey from a historical café, which takes to Vienna’s cultural sights, touches on Klimt’s studio, Sigmund Freud’s house, Neulengbach, where Egon Schiele lived, the Raven, frequently visited by Klimt and to the New York  Neue Galerie as well.

The screening is brought by the Pannonia Entertainment. Tickets available on the spot at the cinemas desk.

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Watch out opera lovers … Teatro alla Scala – The Temple of Wonders – “Palace of spirits” – Budapest

The Milano Scala - Urania Cinema

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence – Documentary film,  Directed by  – Luca Lucini.

The film makers have prepared an outstanding new movie in 3D.


District VIII., Rákóczi Rd.- Budapest

 The film makers have prepared an outstanding new movie in 3D.

As the audience will be taken back in time, on a journey where every room, every corridor and every corner breathes 237 years of history. A real treat for the viewer whether they previously visited the place or planning to do so.

In Budapest will be only seen at the Urania National Film Theater. Dates: February, 17. – at 6.30 p.m., 18. – at 5 p.m., 19. – at 3.45 pm., 20. – 11 a.m. The film will be in its original Italian language and synchronised to Hungarian language. Ticket available at the cash desk on the spot. Posibility to book tickets by telephone +361/48634 00.
Booked tickets can be picked up half-an-hour before the film starts. Following this, the reservation is automatically deleted from the system.  Ticket price for  the 3D film … 1800HUF – Main Hall ground floor … 2000HUF – Main Hall box seats.

Country wide Premier: 2016.02.18. Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment

From February also will be screened across 18 cities cinemas throughout Hungary.

“Unprecedented access to one of the most exclusive temples of performing arts in the world and its fascinating story. A “place of spirits”, in which past, present and future intersect as in a wonder factory, where men craft their skills to produce art in its highest form.

Teatro alla Scala – The Temple of Wonders is an exclusive documentary shoot in 4K,  a journey through time and space to discover a marvellous place, where the most glorious pages in the history of music, opera and ballet have been written.

“Can you hear them? Here dwell the spirits of the great artists of the past”. One of the leading theatrical impresarios of all time, Paolo Grassi, said this of the Teatro alla Scala, and this is what still makes this place unique the world ver, a veritable Wunderkammer, and much more than this, a Wonder Temple.

 Built between 1776 and 1778, the year of its inauguration, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan has drawn major artists from the international music scene, turning immediately into the theatre of reference, he one every artist aspires to, the Mecca of music. To this day, performing at the Scala means consecrating a career in the eyes of the world.

Music critic John Gavazzeni wrote: “The pillars of world Opera repertoire are Italian: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini – composers whose works have been performed  almost all over the world. The symbol of all great conductors is an Italian, Arturo Toscanini. They were all launched or consecrated in one place: at the ‘Teatro alla Scala’, as well as the careers of great sopranos like Renata Tebaldi and Maria Callas, and of directors like Visconti, Zeffirelli and Strehler”.

Yet, La Scala, in its time, was much more than this. It was a lively place where, at the same time, people in the stalls and galleries would gather to gamble and talk about politics, literature and general chit chat while, on stage, emotions were played out in full. The same emotions, absorbed by those velvet drapes, and by the wooden panels of the stage, are still alive today and blossom every night, the very moment the lights are dimmed, the audience is quiet, and the performance begins.

There is one particular day when all this becomes a sacred ritual: December 7th, feast day of St. Ambrose, patron saint of Milan, which since 1951 has also always been the day of the ‘Prima’. The exclusive, fashionable soirée that launches the new Opera and Ballet season: an unparalleled event of extraordinary, worldwide prominence.

By following day-to-day preparations and the frantic activities of the staff, leading to the much awaited 7th December, our journey takes us into the main, living body of the theater, where every room, every corridor and every corner breathes 237 years of history – a real treat for the viewer, a wonderful succession of discoveries and revelations.

La Scala is a treasure trove of fascinating, timeless stories where rare archival footage intertwines with interviews with the major players on the international art and music scene, such as Daniel Barenboim, Roberto Bolle, Riccardo Chailly, Placido Domingo, Carla Fracci, Zubin Mehta, José Carreras and Riccardo Muti, to name but a few.

This is the theater where absolute masterpieces came to life such as Nabucco, Norma, Othello, and which hosted, in the fifties, Luchino Visconti’s scandalous, cutting-edge Traviata featuring Maria Callas. It is the place were historical rises and scenes that have taken place and where extraordinary voices have been immortalized, such as those of Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti, as well as incredible performances by legendary conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado.”

Source: Urania Film Theater

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