THE CHILDREN OF CREATION

Genesis
2018.06.14.

The second feature film of Árpád Bogdán does not focus on the consistent exploration of a series of tragic events, but on their human dramas. More

GLOSTER, THE REPTILE

Shakespeare: Richard III. / Radnóti Miklós Theatre
2018.05.16.

His face is yellow beneath the high-gloss strap of the black crown. It’s almost phosphorescent. He is Richard the demon who knows what to think of a human being in order to corrupt him adequately. BY KATALIN GABNAI. More

MALKOVICH FOREVER

Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich – A Homage to Photographic Masters / Műcsarnok
2018.05.16.

The project is moving, playful, special: the American fashion and portrait photographer, Sandro Miller has recreated several iconic portraits in the history of photography with the ingenious, chameleon-like John Malkovich. More

AIMING THE GUTS

FC Bergman (BE): 300 el x 50 el x 30 el
2018.05.10.

It is true of all of the FC Bergman collective’s productions, but 300 el x 50 el x 30 el is perhaps the strongest case for it, that the performance works at the viewers’ guts while simultaneously firing off intellectual and emotional triggers. More

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THE MAGIC OF LIFE

György Dragomán: The Bone Fire / Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Vígszínház
2018.05.10.

One in three: György Dragomán’s novel, The Bone Fire was set on stage in four theatres of three countries as a result of a special co-operation. By KRISZTINA VAGDALT. More

PRIVATE BANKING

The Whiskey Bandit
2018.04.16.

The Whiskey Bandit turned out to be a professionally orchestrated, dynamic genre piece with convincing acting and splendid music. BY TÍMEA HUNGLER. More

BEST OF ESTERHÁZY

Péter Esterházy: Mercedes Benz / Tesla Teátrum
2018.04.16.

The new play of Péter Esterházy called Mercedes Benz premiered in Tesla Teátrum in a Reader’s Theater – apparently for a single special occasion. BY PÉTER POGRÁNYI. More

TALKING HEADS

In Treatment 3. / HBO
2018.03.06.

The simplest recipe is that of success: write it, direct it, act it. That is the third season of In Treatment to a tee. BY JUDIT CSÁKI. More

GOD’S FIASCO

Péter Esterházy: A Simple Story comma a hundred pages – Mark’s version
2018.03.06.

It is possible that God does not exist at all, but nevertheless, or for that very reason, one can believe in him, one can pray to him, and, as many will testify from experience, one must fear him. (And according to Voltaire, as we all know, if He didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him. More

BONUS TRACK

Péter Nádas: The Salt of Life
2018.02.01.

The booklet, already remarkable in itself as an object, contains illustrated essays originally published on litera.hu, and is a real bonus for the author.
BY PÉTER POGRÁNYI. More

THE BALLAD OF SZEGED

László Darvasi: Flower Gobblers
2018.02.01.

There is tension between the two words of the title. Flowers are associated with beauty, gobbling belongs to ugliness. But is the greed with which one gobbles flowers beautiful or ugly? And can one live on gobbling petals? More

THE QUALITY SURVEYOR TURNED INTO A DEER

Ildikó Enyedi: On Body and Soul / 67. Berlinale
2018.01.24.

Snow frozen stiff cracks under the hooves of a beautiful deer in the wintery forest of dreams saturated with a strange, atmospheric sense of reality. After many years Ildikó Enyedi gives us a story, food for thought and a bit of magic. BY ZSOLT GYENGE. More

POLITICAL ANOMALIES

Péter Nádas: On a Fantastic Journey
2018.01.24.

Jelenkor publishing house presents us with yet another sophisticated looking volume, On a Fantastic Journey, which is a collection of Péter Nádas’s seven essays that were published in journals or read openly in the past years, all of them busying around social-political issues. BY GÖKHAN AYHAN. More

REQUIEM FOR AN ESCAPE ARTIST

Diary of a Madman / Orlai Production Office – FÜGE Production – József Katona Theatre – MASZK Association
2017.11.27.

There is order within the head of Poprishchin. Things begin to change when this order starts interacting with the chaos of the outside world. REVIEW BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY. More

FEELING THEATRE

Radu Afrim: Retro bird hits the block and falls on the hot asphalt / National Theatre Târgu-Mureş Tompa Miklós Company
2017.11.27.

In the past everything was better, everything was better in the past. This is at least is certainly revealed in the gigantic venture of Radu Afrim in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș). REVIEW BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY. More