He supports the Freeszfe Association and condemns the curtailment of artistic freedom. We asked Robert Wilson about the why. He also sent a message to young Hungarians. AN INTERVIEW BY PANNI NÉDER.
When someone speaks about US and Hungarian theatrical relationships, you cannot miss his name. Philip Arnoult, head of the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) says that he spent his whole life in different spaces waiting for something to happen. And it was worth doing it. AN INTERVIEW BY
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At the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the first screening of László Csuja’s film, Blossom Valley took place on Sunday. Unfortunately the director placed too much confidence in the personality of the female protagonist carrying his first film. A REVIEW BY BORI BUJDOSÓ.
At 4 a.m. Sunday CET the first Hungarian theatrical festival, the Hungary Live Festival was launched with the concert of the Szakértők band. Five days os lectures, concerts, workshops and professional discussions. BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY.
Király utca is „lively” indeed, but as the Body exhibition finally shows, the price of this life is total dehumanization with the human machine revealing its truths of the living dead. BY MÁRIÓ Z. NEMES.
Susan Faludi’s book In the Darkroom is a grand voyage around identity. She writes about personal, family and national identity, about sexual and gender identity, about religious and political affiliations. The subject matter was provided by her own father, the renowned photographer and retoucher and his sex reassignment surgery. How did a historian of photography read Faludi’s book? BY KÁROLY KINCSES.
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. BY MÁRK ZALÁN
Emmanuelle Haïm is a French harpsichord and piano artist, a conductor and an artistic director, who has been one of the most prestigious performers of baroque and 18th century music for decades. The artist and her orchestra, Le Concert d’Astrée founded in 2000 visit the Budapest Spring Festival as a part of a tour from Ireland to Bahrain, during which they perform Italian baroque cantatas. BY JÁNOS MALINA.
Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich – A Homage to Photographic Masters / Műcsarnok
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. Without him the result would have been questionable, even though the idea is great in itself. BY GYÖNGYI VERES
Good news: Viktor Bodó is back! First of all geographically, as this is his first show at home since the premier of the Diary of a Madman a year and a half ago. And second, aesthetically speaking: the performance evokes the glorious plays of his early career while saturated from start to finish with experience gathered since. BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY
The 9th of January, 2018 was the day Gucci Garden in Florence was opened to the public, bringing about some novelties compared to the earlier narrative, or more accurately creating a new space that moves along the frontier between fiction and palpable reality. BY IRISZ MAÁR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Whiskey Bandit turned out to be a professionally orchestrated, dynamic genre piece with convincing acting and splendid music. BY TÍMEA HUNGLER.
Radu Afrim: Retro bird hits the block and falls on the hot asphalt / National Theatre Târgu-Mureş Tompa Miklós Company
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.
Miért érdemes 2017-ben megnézni Chaplin 80 éves némafilmjét? SOÓS TAMÁS KRITIKÁJA.
A refugee hovering as a superhero-angel is the symbolic centre of Kornél Mundruczó’s film competing in Cannes, a grand opus stating the naivety and superfluity of miracles. REVIEW BY ZSOLT GYENGE.
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.