BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary organizes, for the fourth time, the Budapest Classics Film Marathon. Budapest’s biggest international film event will kick off on September 21, 2021. The six-day celebration features over 70 recently restored classics in themed sections at various venues across the capital.
The Marathon honors iconic actress Mari TÃ¶rÅcsik, world-renowned animation artist Marcell Jankovics, cinematographer JÃ¡nos TÃ³th and French director Bertrand Tavernier.
The legendary actress Mari TÃ¶rÅcsik (1935-2021) is the only Hungarian actress to have won the award for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival. During the Marathon, the public can watch Our child / KÃ¶lyÃ¶k directed by MihÃ¡ly Szemes and MiklÃ³s Markos, and produced by Hunnia FilmstÃºdiÃ³, Anna / Edes Anna directed by ZoltÃ¡n FÃ¡bri and produced by Hunnia FilmstÃºdiÃ³, Madame DÃ©ry, where are you? / DÃ©rynÃ©, hol van? directed by Gyula MaÃ¡r and produced by Hunnia FilmstÃºdiÃ³, and Electra, my love / Szerelmem, Elektra directed by MiklÃ³s JancsÃ³ and produced by Mafilm.
The Oscar-nominated animated short Cannes Palme d’Or Marcell Jankovics (1941-2021) was one of the most important artists in Hungarian animation. Its enchanting animations have delighted successive generations since the 1970s. Johnny Corncob / JÃ¡nos VÃtÃ©z and Song of the miraculous doe / Ãnek a csodaszarvasrÃ³l can be experienced in a fully restored audio and visual format. They were both produced by Pannonia FilmstÃºdiÃ³.
The marathon also focuses on legendary artists celebrating milestone birthdays in 2021, MiklÃ³s JancsÃ³ (100), ZoltÃ¡n HuszÃ¡rik (90) and MÃ¡rta MÃ©szÃ¡ros (90); two masters of animation SÃ¡ndor ReisenbÃ¼chler and JÃ¡nos HalÃ¡sz (John Halas), and the avant-garde artist LÃ¡szlÃ³ Moholy-Nagy.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of MiklÃ³s JancsÃ³, called “The Master” by Martin Scorsese, the public will be able to discover iconic masterpieces produced by Mafilm – Cantate / OldÃ¡s Ã©s kÃ¶tÃ©s, Silence and Cry / Csend Ã©s kiÃ¡ltÃ¡s, The Round-Up / SzegÃ©nylegÃ©nyek, among others – in superb quality.
The Hungarian He section focuses on the long established Hungarian film tradition, audiences can see the world through the eyes of Oscar winner Vilmos Zsigmond, IstvÃ¡n Hildebrand, Lajos Koltai and MatÃ© Rudolph.
Hungarian Hollywood selection draws inspiration from Hollywood’s rich Hungarian heritage: Billy Wilder’s The apartment with a scenography by SÃ¡ndor Trauner (Alexandre Trauner), who won an Oscar for his work, Ernst Lubitsch ‘ The corner shop based on the work of MiklÃ³s LÃ¡szlÃ³ and, naturally, the all-time classic by MihÃ¡ly KertÃ©sz (Michael Curtiz) Casablanca.
Film screenings at the Budapest Classics Film Marathon are complemented by professional programs, book presentations, lectures, public meetings, exhibitions, music and children’s programs.