István Székely, the leading Hungarian star director of the 1930s, was born 120 years ago.
From Hyppolit to Hollywood – István Székely born 120 years ago
His film Hyppolit the Butler triggered an unprecedented golden age of film in Hungary. Under his influence, comedy became the dominant genre in Hungarian filmmaking, but he actually also experimented with other genres and didn’t stop until he reached Hollywood.
September 17-23, 2018. An eventful week
The 1918 mid-September news are portraying an exhausted and tormented hinterland at the end of war. Once again, the main location is Budapest, but we also get to join the delegation of German journalist on their trip to Esztergom and Tátra.
October 22-28, 2018. The Revolution begins
Hundred years ago, the night before the Aster Revolution broke out, politicians were running around in panic and people gathered at public events to give and listen to heartfelt speeches.
The Lost Talisman
Colour historical film, directed by Zoltán Várkonyi, 1968. The novel by Géza Gárdonyi was not only outright winner of the ‘Big Read’ series but the adaptation for cinema still ranks as the most popular historical film to this day. The country voted on the actors even before filming started and a whole army of extras took part in the ‘Eger castle’ battle at Pilisborosjenő.
September 3-9, 2018: Health first!
A hundred years ago at the end of World War I, health and wellbeing became important issues for the general public, and evidently, journalists also picked up the topic.
August 27 – September 2. Strange Destinies
Az Est News' second edition is a perfect example on how the genre's rules were changing with time. This week we are looking at an unusual report on politics, two bizarre tabloids and an exciting sports commentary from the 100 year old footages.
Zoltán Fábri 100 ‒ Collection III.
The third collection in the oeuvre series marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Zoltán Fábri is a selection of his films from the 1970s, on six discs and featuring many extras: Ants’ Nest, The Unfinished Sentence, The Fifth Seal, Hungarians, Bálint Fábián Meets God, Bonus features.
Time Stands Still
Drama, Hungary, directed by Péter Gothár, 1981. The most impactful cult movie in Hungarian film history; with audio commentary by Gábor Gelencsér, author of the book on Péter Gothár.
Sir Alexander Korda, the charismatic film mogul
UK film historians are unanimous in declaring that no other British movie producer enjoyed the unique mix of power, personality and imagination that made Sir Alexander Korda one of the world’s most respected and charismatic film moguls.