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FESTIVALS: Tribute to Hungarian New Wave at New Horizons

Festivals 2009-07-23

Hungarian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s

The review is organised in cooperation with the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Warsaw.

The selection will present 20 of the most interesting films of the time when the Hungarian cinema was outstanding in comparison not only to other European works but to the entire world cinema. An important part of this section will be a mini-retrospective of Miklós Jancsó - the greatest visionary among the artist of this trend, whose trilogy of terror drew international critics' attention to Hungarian cinema. Besides this, we will present 15 films by other directors who created the so-called Hungarian new wave: Zoltán Fábri, István Szabó, Ference Kardos, András Kovács, Károly Makk, Márta Mészáros and others. The works will be selected together by Hungarian film critics and the festival's organisers.

The late 1950s and the 1960s saw several fascinating film trends developing in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This artistic upheaval was initiated by the Polish Film School, followed by the triumphs of the Czech School and the Hungarian New Wave, with cinemas finally screening works by Mikhail Romm's students and the Yugoslavs of the 'black wave'.

Golden Era of Hungarian Cinema - film list with screening schedule
http://www.enh.pl/lista.do?typ=cykl&idCyklu=212

Meeting & Discussion with the Hungarians

moderated by Paweł T. Felis, film critic of Gazeta Wyborcza at 16:00 in Cafe Teatr Lalek on 30 July

Guests: Éva Vezér, Loránt Stőhr, Lívia Gyarmathy, Pál Sándor, András Kovács, Sándor Sára, Sebestyén Kodolányi, Rafał Syska, Jan Topolski and others.

For more information or any requests, please feel free to contact me.

With best regards from Budapest,

PAPP Csaba Zoltán
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