In July, the large-scale film history exhibition Wide Angle opens in Ludwig Museum with the collaboration of the National Film Institute. It displays in a dynamic way the rich and eventful history of Hungarian film from the earliest days to the present. The exhibition organized on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian film approaches Hungarian film history from the aspect of its constant flux, the successive transitions between annihilation following on from successes, and then subsequent resurrections. The history of the Hungarian moving image, starting from the first Hungarian film, A táncz (The Dance), made in 1901, is characterized by the diversified, interconnected and then once more divergent pathways, in the development of which history played as much a role as innovative intentions and concepts. The exhibition highlights parallels between the history of the 20th century and the history of Hungarian film, and it also demonstrates the development of Hungarian film production. The display is an invitation to take a journey that pinpoints the cohesive role of cinema and sparks dialogue about it.
Lead image: Mari Törőcsik and Imre Soós Imre in Merry-Go-Round (Source: NFI/Teréz Schandl)