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Hungarian Classics Free to Watch The National Film Institute offers free online access to 35 Hungarian Classics with subtitles - literary adaptations, historical films and animations contributing to digital education introduced in Hungary due to the coronavirus outbreak. Precious entertainment for all members of the family staying at home.
Istvan Szabo Director's Selection DVD release Istvan Szabo Director's Selection DVD release – Coming soon.
Márta Mészáros retrospective at the Bergamo Film Meeting With a retrospective consisting of 10 films restored by the National Film Institute - Film Archive - Hungary, Bergamo Film Meeting pays homage to the innovative gaze of Hungarian director Márta Mészáros.
July 8-14, 1919. Commander-in-Chief Böhm leaves the Red Army After accepting the Entente's order, the Red Army was forced to withdraw from most of the territories they occupied during the Northern Campaign, which had a dramatic effect on the soldiers and the officers as well.
July 1-7, 1919. „This summer will be the proletariat's!” In early July 1919 while the country's internal- and foreign policies were failing, Vörös Riport Film news started paying more attention to the working class' everydays and recreation.
June 24-30, 2019. The Monitors' Revolt By summer, people were becoming more and more disgruntled and started attacking the Soviet Republic's system on several fronts. The tension led to an armed conflict in Budapest by the end of June, made legendary by the warships' revolt on the Danube.
High resolution footage of Miklós Horthy entering Budapest is now available These images shot exactly 100 years ago on November 16, 1919 in Budapest are one of the most important moving image documents of 20th century Hungarian history.
July 22-28, 1919 – Final days of the dictatorship The proletarian revolution failed on August 1, 1919 and the Republic ended. However, the last episode of Vörös Riport Film news still reported on victory and happiness.
Moszkva Square Two-disc edition. Hungary – Ferenc Török, 2001
Company Name Change
Hi, Junior! Hungary – György Palásthy, 1971. Retro classic family film featuring the biggest stars of the day including Krisztián Kovács, Manyi Kiss and Gábor Koncz.
June 10-16, 1919. Battle on the front, fighting in the party While the Governing Council was planning to celebrate the successful battle for Kassa, the Entente warned them to stop the attacks.
May 27 - June 2, 1919. The Northern Campaign's first successful missions The Campaign, which started on May 30, 1919 was a real success story for the Hungarian Soviet Republic and the new age of Hungarian military history. But soldiers fighting on the front would have never imagined that less than two weeks later the Governing Council would be forced to give back the territories they took.
Anna Ida Orosz – film historian at the Film Archive Introduction: Regime Changing Animations: Short Film Selection, Thursday 5, September, 16.30 Toldi Cinema Main Hall
Elena Orel – director of the international relations and distribution department, Mosfilm Introduction: Alexander Nevsky, Tuesday 10, September, 13.30 Toldi Cinema Main Hall
Sandra Den Hamer – director of the EYE Film Museum Introduction: Filibus, Tuesday 10, September, 19.30, Toldi Cinema Small Hall
Charles Drazin – biographer and film historian, Queen Mary University of London Bevezető: The Lost Weekend, Saturday 7, September, 16.15 Toldi Cinema Main Hall; introduction: The Jungle Book, Sunday 8, September, 10.30 Puskin Cinema
Film Marathon - Seventh day, 10.09.2019.

Handing over the Grand Budapest Prize in Uránia Cinema.
The screening of Filibus in Toldi cinema; introduction by Sara Den Hamer, director of EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam.
Drawing the lucky winner of the KLM. 
Q&A after the screening of Bolse vita.

Photo credits: Lili Chripkó

Film Marathon - Sixth day 09.09.2019.

Come On Over! screening in the French Cultural Institute, piano: Elaine Lobenstein
Photography screening and Q&A
Man with a Movie Camera open-air screening
(photo credits: Miklós Déri)

Film marathon - Fifth day 08.09.2019.

Stephen, the king open-air screening (photo credits: Lili Chripkó)

Greeting Udo Kier in Uránia (photo credits: Lili Chripkó)

Change in programme We would like to inform our guests, that Michael Nyman had to cancel his participation at the Budapest Classics Film Marathon due to healthy issues.
The Film Marathon has started! 04.09.2019.

First day: 

Opening - The Heiresses! (Uránia National Film Theatre)
Open-air screening - Evita (Szent István square)

Team
Ellen Harrington – Director of Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt Lecture: The Deutsche Filmmuseum & Filminstitute, Friday 6, September, 13.00-13.20 French Institute
Samantha Leroy – Associate at the Cinémathèque française Lecture: Music above all! Monday 9, September, 19.30 French Institute
From blockbuster to art film – the many faces of Udo Kier Sunday 8, September, 16.00-17.30 Ódry Stage
Michael Nyman, composer and filmmaker CANCELLED. Tuesday 10, September, 16.30-18.00 Uránia National Film Theatre
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME DAY 07.09. Saturday 7, September, 9.00-16.00 French Institute
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME DAY 06.09. Friday 6, September, 9.00-16.00 French Institute
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME DAY 05.09. Thursday 5, September, 9.00-13.00 French Institute
World-famous foreign star guests at the Marathon Pierre Richard, Michael Nyman, Udo Kier, Johanna ter Steege and Magda Vášáryová are all in Budapest at the invitation of the 3rd Budapest Classics Film Marathon organized by the Hungarian National Film Fund.
Free for 30 years The Budapest Classics Film Marathon, the festival of restored classic films, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the change of regime with a special film section.
Pierre Richard There is actually much more to the name of Pierre Richard, primarily known as a great slapstick artist, as “Pierre” is only his first given name, while “Richard” is the second.
Michael Nyman Composer Michael Nyman is primarily known in Hungary for his scores in Peter Greenway’s films.
Veronika Varga Veronika Varga's acting carrier developed parallel in Budapest and in Paris. She has several roles in cinema and TV-films, in the upcoming period she will have several roles in Hungarian movies too.
Udo Kier Udo Kier is a key figure of the past decades of German film history, but his acting has also a considerable effect on the Hungarian film history.
Johanna ter Steege Johanna ter Steege is a Dutch actress who had an international carrier including some memorable characters of Hungarian film history.
Galina Torma – Lead researcher at the Hungarian Film Archive Lecture: 100-year-old news today, Thursday 5, September, 9.00-13.00 French Institute
Attila Pacsay – composer on Michael Curtiz’s silent film, The Undesirable Lecture: Writing music for The Undesirable, Thursday 5, September, 9.00-13.00 French Institute; Introduction: The Undesirable, Thursday 5, September, 17.30 French Institute
Nikolaus Wostry – Head of Collections, Filmarchiv Austria Lecture: Finding, identifying and restoring Slave Bird, black and white silent movie, Friday 6, September, 9.00-16.00 French Institute
Márton Kurutz – Director of Research and Collection at the Film Archive Lecture: Hungarian musical films from the early years to 1945, Thursday 5, September, 9.00-13.00 French Institute; Introduction: The Undesirable, Thursday 5, September, 17.30 French Institute; Introduction: Slave Bird, Friday 6, September, 14.00, French Institute
Jean-Pierre Verscheure – sound restorer, President of Cinevolution Studio Lecture: The audio restoration of films in the current context of the preservation of the legacy of cinema, 5 September, Thursday, 9.00-13.00 French Institute
Evin Hussein – Associate at the Film Archive library Lecture: Margit Balogh Béláné Kornai (1883-1953), the first Hungarian female producer - and a lot more, Thursday 5, September, 9.00-13.00 French Institute
Veronique Joo'Aisenberg – Head of Collection at La Cinémathéque Afrique, French Institute Lecture: 7 September, Saturday, 9.00-16.00 French Institute; Introduction: Senegali film, 7 September, Saturday, 14.00 French Institute
Juana Suárez – Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University Lecture: About the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP), Saturday 7, September, 9.00-16.00 French Institute