Green light to the Lumière Institute – Thierry Frémaux, special guest of Budapest Classics Film Marathon
Thierry Frémaux, director of the Lyon-based Lumière Institute and Cannes International Film Festival, is guest of honour at Budapest Classics Film Marathon. Lumière! The Adventure Begins about the early days of film is screened in Uránia National Film Theatre with live commentary by the distinguished filmmaker.
Must-See Cineconcerts – More silent films with live music than ever
At the Budapest Classics Film Marathon programmes about the meeting of film and music are traditionally very popular. This year we can see motion pictures supported by symphonic orchestras, piano and accordion, and a special miniconcert will also take place of the songs of the Oscar-winner composer Miklós Rózsa.
Pannónia 65 – The Golden Age of Hungarian Animation
Hungarian animation was one of the premium export items of Hungarian culture for nearly 30 years, from the 1960s onwards, during the Kádár era. Up until the change of regime in 1989, the animators of Central Europe picked up dozens of top awards at festivals around the world.