Treasure of the Merry King

Boldog király kincse, Gems of the Hungarian animation, 1936 (2’); Screening: 09.08, 11.30, Toldi Cinema, Nagyterem

The earliest surviving Hungarian film advertisement. The very Hungarian, folkloristic graphic world, the naïvely charming figures and decorative backgrounds anticipate the folk tale-character of Macskássy’s cartoons made in the 1950s (The Little Rooster’s Diamond Half-Penny; Two Weeny Oxen).

Directed by: János Halász, Félix Kassowitz, Gyula Macskássy
Format: colour, 4:3, HD digitally remastered