István Székely, the leading Hungarian star director of the 1930s, was born 120 years ago.
Moderator: Jutta Brückner. Photo credits: Jannis Keil / Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
February 13, 2019.
The first professionally directed Hungarian film containing feature film elements was created not as an independent work but as a moving image illustration for one of the series of educational lectures staged at the Uránia Theatre of Science in 1901. Initially, Uránia presentations were illustrated with projected slides, and then with moving pictures purchased from abroad.
"Oscar-winner István Szabó is the most internationality acclaimed filmmaker of Hungary since the 1960s.
Graduating at the Hungarian Academy of Theatrical and Cinematic Art in 1957, he was a founding member of the Béla Balázs Stúdió. He first gained international acknowledgement with his lyrical film Te (You). His first feature film was Álmodozások kora (The Age of Daydreaming),...