Best underrated movies of 2022

Let’s see some of the best gems you have not seen and you should consider! Dora Endre lists the best underrated movies of 2022.

A Thursday: You Have One Hour

The new Indian thriller by Behzad Khambata (Blank) brings a shocking, sensitive and highly original concept to the screen.

Leave No Traces: How Far Would You Go for a Friend?

Leave No Traces: Cold War fear meets macro-scale espionage, investigative journalism and micro-level, personal stories.

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.

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.

Edina Szvoren: If I could play Purcell on peppers filled with water…

Edina Szvoren is a master of contemporary Hungarian short stories and one of the most original voices in Hungary.

What is your Book of REB? – About ‘Prisoners of Beliefs’ by Richard Roe

In Prisoners of Beliefs, both the storyline and the cast of characters help us to delve into burning issues of our global society.

Two businesswomen from a century ago: The White Map by Cecilie Enger

Bertha and Hanna had no example to follow, they just went along with their own intuitions – says Cecilie Enger about the protagonists.

Everyone should read Bergen Waltz

The deterrent force of trauma gets weaker and weaker, and suddenly the Bergen-Belsen experiences burst out of BIG.

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.

Prokofiev Marathon: is piano a percussion instrument?!

Prokofiev Marathon in the Müpa! Meet the genius who sometimes composed 14 hours in a row and skipped meals for it…

Anton Gerzenberg: Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Dohnányi fit well together

Rachmaninoff’s music is close to me, which mostly comes from my family – says pianist Anton Gerzenberg before his Budapest concert.

Müpa New Year’s concert – with a surprise from Haydn!

The tradition of performing The Seasons at a New Year’s concert appears to go back a long way: the first performance happened in 1900.

The atmosphere of medieval Christmas with Catalina Vicens

Catalina Vicens brings us the atmosphere of medieval advent and Christmas to us with authentic tools and the help of the best contributors.

Nesrine Belmokh: now I am cellist and singer at the same time

My music includes where I come from: the Algerian Arabic milieu. It includes European classical music. It includes rock and soul.

The Great Hungarian Songbook 3 is coming soon in Budapest

This time, Dénes Pál and Dóri Behumi will sing works by legendary Hungarian singers Pál Szécsi, Péter Máté and Kati Kovács.

Arvo Pärt: Silence is when I am closest to God

My works are like my children – says Arvo Pärt. – I would never disown them, but am worried about some of the early pieces.

Youssou N’Dour: In Africa, music is never just entertainment

Youssou D’Nour – his outstanding vocal ability is combined with a natural ease that adds to the brilliance of his productions.

Diana Tishchenko: my music delivers messages in support of the Ukrainians

He has an intelligent approach to music – says Diana Tishchenko about concert and recording partner Zoltán Fejérvári.

Wonderful Nativity by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

This production was born from a mixture of peasant folklore and imagination, and was first performed at Müpa Budapest in 2018.

Bence Vági: most of all, Kristály is a story of love

Kristály is an ice queen who suffers from a broken heart and freezes the world around her, not wanting to let any emotion in anymore.

King Pomádé: György Ránki’s children’s opera is a parody of power

Ránki originally wrote King Pomádé as a children’s radio opera in 1950, and three years later adapted it into a full-length stage work.

The Face in the Mirror: two men fall in love with the female clone

Face in the Mirror turns our image of the world upside down: the clone is more human than the person coming from a mother’s womb.

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…

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