“IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO WIPE IT OFF THE MAP”
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“IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO WIPE IT OFF THE MAP”

András Török, the former president of the National Cultural Fund.

Its launch in 1994 was glorious and full of hope. It was an independent organization set out to finance culture. It was gradually subjugated, then engulfed by the ministry, by power. More

LOOK AROUND YOU AND LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE!
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LOOK AROUND YOU AND LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE!

AN interview with Deborah Zoe Laufer

Deborah Zoe Laufer's comedy The Last Schwartz was put on stage at Belvárosi Színház in October. We invited the author to talk about tradition, religion, disintegrating cultures and Tchekhov. AN INTERVIEW BY ÁGNES MERÉNYI. More

OBSESSION AND GOOD WILL IN MANHATTAN
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OBSESSION AND GOOD WILL IN MANHATTAN

László Krasznahorkai: Spadework for a Palace

Krasznahorkai is no stranger to the depiction of seclusion and solitude as the necessary (and sometimes almost sufficient) component of creative work, and to the bitter romanticism of how extremely lonesome everyone is in this world. A REVIEW BY JÓZSEF NAGYGÉCI KOVÁCS. More

IDENTICAL TRACKLISTS
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IDENTICAL TRACKLISTS

MDLSX / Motus (IT), Trafó

Silvia Calderoni’s show makes us behave like the voyeurs of a peep show. The only difference is that she shows us not only her body, but the anxiety and pain as well caused by her physical otherness. A REVIEW BY PANNI PUSKÁS. More

A DOOR
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A DOOR

Svetlana Alexievich: Secondhand / Örkény Theatre

Every episode of the show called Secondhand is about the ingloriously deceased (?) Soviet Union, but the performance as a whole is built from us, non-Soviets, it tells our story. By JUDIT CSÁKI. More

„I WON’T SAY YES TO ANYTHING JUST TO WORK IN AMERICA”
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„I WON’T SAY YES TO ANYTHING JUST TO WORK IN AMERICA”

A chat with Mátyás Erdély, the cinematographer of Son of Saul and Sunset

He wasn’t rolling in offers after the Oscar for Saul, but he does not see it as a tragedy.
We contacted Mátyás Erdély in London, where he is shooting the new Jude Law film.
An Interview by TAMÁS SOÓS. More

REVOLUTION IS A NECESSARY CAUSE, BUT IMPOSSIBLE TODAY
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REVOLUTION IS A NECESSARY CAUSE, BUT IMPOSSIBLE TODAY

An interview with director Kokan Mladenović

Kokan Mladenović’s name is well known both within and outside the theatre: he is the director who will not keep quiet, and won’t tolerate it from others either.
AN INTERVIEW BY ZSÓFI SZERDA. More