The Lost City: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

The Lost City is one of the most enjoyable cocktail comedies of this year. Not perfect – but never loses charm and pace.

Eating Our Way to Extinction: “I’m a Vegetarian and Pigs Are People Too”

Eating Our Way to Extinction uses intriguing examples, well-grounded information and experiments much with genre and form.

Meantime, A Time Capsule That Lost None Of Its Relevance

Meantime, made in 1983, deals with the early-life crisis and unemployment issues dominating Margaret Thatcher’s Britain.

Organic Collaborations and the Discipline of Creative Artists: Conversation with Legendary Filmmaker Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh: I sit down with the actors and get them to talk about lots and lots of people. And eventually, I choose somebody for them…

Here Before and the Blossoming of Female Led Psychological Thrillers

Here Before, Stacey Gregg’s feature film debut, is an inventive, crafty and most importantly confident piece of art.

Filming Formula One – Exclusive Interview with Phil Rorke

Phil Rorke offered us fascinating insights into his challenging and rewarding job as the Formula-1 broadcast executive director.

Why Should You Not Miss Discovery’s Last Exit: Space?

Last Exit: Space is a hilarious, surprising and breathtakingly beautiful documentary on space colonization that is completely worth your time.

How Frustration Led Maggie Gyllenhaal to Direct The Lost Daughter

Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhall has recently revealed that frustration was a significant part of making The Lost Daughter.

Kevin Spacey in a Comeback Film: a Sign of Bad Taste?

Kevin Spacey plays a detective in his first movie since sexual assault allegations against the actor surfaced five years ago.

Freud was suspicious about Dalí’s obsession with him

How, where, when did they finally meet and what happened between them? I asked Dalí-Freud curator Jaime Brihuega.

Oliver Juan: if we empathise with the panda, why not with the jellyfish?

I-Opener deals with hard topics and I want nothing less than to make participants reflect on their own behaviour – says Oliver Juan.

I-opener: A call for empathy in times of ecological crisis

I-opener is a free immersive video installation that aims to cultivate a deeper sense of ecological awareness.

Csontvary painting sets record starting price at auction

Csontvary’s “Secret Island”, one of only a dozen or so paintings by the Hungarian master that is privately owned, is…

Call for Entries: Artist for Residency Programme

November and May each year, the Foundation provides accommodation and use of the studio of the Villa Tosa di Sotto in San Sano.

Abundance of Doubt and Wonder: Attila Szűcs’s recent paintings showcased

The miracles of Surrealist, post-conceptual and postmedia painting may also emerge beyond the vital, panpsychic cosmos of romanticism.

Postumus exhibitions in two Budapest venues keep Tamás Konok’s legacy alive

It is painful that Tamás Konok, at the zenith of his creativity, did not live to see the opening of these exhibitions.

Colouring books open a brand new world for us!

The music sheet book is designed for schoolchildren; 50000 pupils from 116 schools will receive it as a Christmas present.

Remembering internationally recognised Hungarian artist Tamás Konok

His conscious and professional creative activity, high intellect and kind personality leaves an irreplaceable and painful hiatus behind him.

Endre Domonkos: An Economic History of Hungary from 1867

Endre Domonkos, in his current work, summarises the economic history of Hungary in 10 chapters and more than 200 pages, richly illustrated.

Béla Bartók at the bus stop ~ by Nóra Fehér

He was sitting cross-legged, grey and avuncular in a bus stop pavilion, smoking a cigarette. Béla Bartók at the bus stop…

Ambrose Musiyiwa on poetry by migrants and the obligations of governments

Ambrose Musiyiwa hopes that the anthology will be a resource: “the voice of the people matters, we can influence what happens tomorrow”.

God’s Mind ~ by Susan Anwin

It was the most daring undertaking of mankind; to send a probe to find the ultimate frontier; the end of the universe.

How to be smart after winning the lottery? – interview with Boldizsár Fehér

I thought, what to do with the money is only one side of the story. The other side is what we do with ourselves.

The way of non-forgetting the late poet Szilárd Borbély

Literature is no easy, joyful game for Szilárd Borbély, be it poetry or prose. It is more like self-discovery, self-crucifixion…

The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

Lifetime Beat Poet Laurate award goes to Hungarian poet Gábor Gyukics

The International (Individual Country) Beat Poets Laureate is a Special Lifetime Honor that is awarded by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc.

How will our life be after coronavirus?

If there’s no silence, you don’t have time to reflect. But when I thought about my parents, everything fell silent at once.

Mihály Dresch: like snipers, they shoot at you

Today I still have my feelings and my truths, but I have refined my things – says legendary musician Mihály Dresch.

Tcha Limberger learned Hungarian to play Hungarian music

One can indeed love Hungarian ‘nóta’ and authentic folk music at the same time – says multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger.

A duel on organ: László Fassang and Sietze de Vries

As László Fassang believes, “the music that comes out of your listening ears can turn the audience into a spirited, vibrant community”.

Ripoff Raskolnikov and his band plays with root-rock star Dawn Brothers

Although Ripoff Raskolnikov Band and Dawn Brothers members have been long-time music acquaintances, this is their first joint concert.

Metropole Orkest: Arakatak – music of hope and joy

The Metropole Orkest, a vibrant, experimental and ever-renewing Dutch orchestra, will open the Bridging Europe Festival.

Irie Maffia goes back to the roots – interview with MC Columbo

We interviewed MC Columbo, one of the founders and bandleader of Irie Maffia, about the concert at the Müpa and many more.

Kings of Convenience: honest music about desire and love

The secret to the success of indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience is their unparalleled clarity of sound and unpretentious sentimentality.

Music in the making: how Tineke Postma prepares for Budapest

What I prefer is to be in the moment, to improvise, and to react to what the others are doing – says jazz saxophonist Tineke Postma.

Barbra Streisand inspired me in singing and acting – says Orsi Kozma

We spoke to singer Orsi Kozma about Barbra Streisand, the relationship between acting and singing, and how they are preparing for the evening.

Sleepless: gloomy yet beautiful Péter Eötvös opera in the Müpa

Péter Eötvös adapted Jon Fosse’s Trilogy. The story of precarious couple Alida and Asle is childishly innocent yet deeply sinful…

Péter Eötvös: I ran away from Bartók’s works to avoid falling into repetition

For me the genre of opera is an absolute miracle – says Péter Eötvös before the premiere of his newest opera Sleepless.

María Pagés: flamenco is a genre for a lifetime

Let’s look a bit behind the scenes through the story of a world famous dancer, María Pagés. Soon at the Bartók Spring!

Lucrezia Borgia rules over life and death – says director Ferenc Anger

In fact, Lucrezia Borgia is a Renaissance person who combines the sciences and the arts. A semi-staged opera in the Müpa.

Here, Romanians, Hungarians and the Roma coexist peacefully – interview with Zsolt Juhász

Dance of the Mezőség is very unified, but every ethnic group has its own traits. It was a difficult task for the dancers and musicians…

Transporters didn’t need an update; rape is, unfortunately, an eternal topic

Concert-opera or not, music and real or imagined stage events together create the effect – says creator Gergely Vajda.

New opera-musical version of The Master and Margarita – interview with director Vajk Szente

The music is exciting: classical opera on the one hand, rock music on the other, and thirdly, there are musical elements – says the director.

A married couple on the stage of heaven – Gyula Böszörményi remembers

Mari Simon, actress, and Gábor Mészöly, writer and dramaturg, recently passed away. Writer Gyula Böszörményi says farewell to them.

If you could see me now… and now… and now… – interview with Arno Schuitemaker

Have you ever wanted to talk to someone who indeed fulfilled everyone’s contradictory childhood dreams within one single life?

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close