Neptune Frost: Open Your Soul and Dare to Give In

Young adults escape from their village, and establish a new, revolutionary collective against the ruling authoritarian regime.

Inside: Is No Man an Island or Every Man an Island?

Nemo, an artist turned art aficionado slash art thief, gets trapped inside a monochrome art gallery-esque penthouse.

After Yang Review: There Is No Something Without Nothing

Yang, a certified and refurbished AI assistant beloved by his human family, needs a quick fix after a sudden breakdown.

Saint Omer: Terribly Human Monsters

Saint Omer is an edgy and emotionally turbulent courtroom drama painted with thick brushstrokes of mystery.

Women Talking ~ a review by Dora Endre

The narration underlines the importance of early formative experience as well as the lingering presence of transgenerational traumas.

The Eight Mountains – Ode to the Friendships That Anchor Us

Following up on a promise Bruno has made to him, the two – now grown men – have the task to build a stone house in the mountains.

Emily the Criminal ~ a review by Dora Endre

Ford’s drama-thriller offers a strong social commentary – in relation to the hopelessness of career starters.

Aftersun ~ a review by Dora Endre

Charlotte Wells provides fading memories, fragile moments of unifying love and the inside view of a father-daughter duo’s last holiday.

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.

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.

Ferenc Szijj and the little man lost in the intricate system

Humour, as Ferenc Szijj does it, offers a predominantly absurd and grotesque quality and an ironic tone, similar to István Örkény.

Renaissance poet Bálint Balassi meets an actor and an orchestra

Balassi still belonged to the generation who wrote poems to melodies, so they are a great match to early music.

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”.

Studio 11 is 60 years old – interview with Gyula Tóth

We try to keep our history alive, and fortunately there are opportunities to do so – says band leader Gyula Tóth about Studio 11.

Bartók meets ska: PASO launches its new album!

Victor Rice met Hungarian PASO through his passion for Bartók. Is Jamaican ska similar to Central and Eastern European music? Come and see!

What childhood fear fantasies did Ligeti have…?

Requiem by Ligeti has an indescribably powerful effect on the listener and brings us to a true catharsis that stays with us for long.

Mísia – and her melancholic, brooding, passionate fado

Mísia uses innovative techniques because she aims to preserve the values of traditional fado while adding something new to the genre.

You might see Martin Grubinger on stage for the last time

Martin Grubinger is famous for practising until he collapses in the rehearsal room, and when he wakes up again, he sits back to the drums…

Bea Palya welcomes Estonian Mari Kalkun to Hungary

Bea Palya and Mari Kalkun in Tallinn and soon found that they understood each other very well, both musically and personally.

Ivan Repušić: I Lombardi and Nabucco are twin plays – an interview

Earlier Verdi operas are rarely performed, but the line-up of the Munich Radio Orchestra is optimal for these works – Ivan Repušić explains.

Did Borodin really write Prince Igor?

Married for love, Borodin became a champion of women’s rights under the influence of his wife, the pianist Ekaterina Protapopova.

Frau Holle is a children’s opera this time

The story of Frau Holle describes an important characteristic of being ready for school – a sense of responsibility.

Frau Holle is a children’s opera this time

The story of Frau Holle describes an important characteristic of being ready for school – a sense of responsibility.

A wise woman gives up her younger love for the heiress

A wise woman who, realising her age, gives up her much younger love for a young and beautiful heiress in Der Rosenkavalier.

Rural people were keeping touch with the dead at Easter

There are different variations for the Easter “splashing”, from immersing the person in a lot of water to to some slight sprinkling.

A love triangle between brothers – Rameau’s Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux are indeed twin brothers, but from two different fathers. Pollux, Zeus’ son, is immortal, but Castor is mortal…

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…

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