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Palace of Arts Prepares for 15th Anniversary

Jan 15, 2020

The Palace of Arts (Müpa) in Budapest celebrating the 15th anniversary of its opening this year with, renowned artists and special programs, the CEO of the institution Csaba Káel told the Hungarian news agency MTI. Haydn's large, full-house oratory, ‘The Creation’ marked the start of the new year at one of the region's most important […]

Hungarian Movie on Oscars Shortlist

Dec 18, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards (a.k.a. Oscars) and the list of ten entries in the 'Best International Film' category include the Hungarian movie 'Akik maradtak' (Those who remained). Directed by Barnabás Tóth, it is a lyrical story of the healing power of […]

Javier Valdivielso Odriozola

From Cervantes to Almodóvar

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 27, 2019

Instituto Cervantes, a public entity established by the government of Spain in 1991, has been promoting Spanish language and culture in Hungary for 15 years. Headquartered in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares - the hometown of writer Miguel de Cervantes -, the institute is a bastion of Spanish and Latin American culture worldwide. In Hungary, […]

International Emmy Award Winner Marina Gera

Hungarian Actress Wins Emmy Award

Nov 26, 2019

Hungarian actress Marina Gera has won the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Irén in the movie 'Örök Tél' (Eternal Winter). She received the recognition at Awards Gala in New York City this Monday. Directed by Attila Szász, the movie that received numerous other awards in the past […]

Hungarian Novel Wins National Book Award

Nov 21, 2019

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai, the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, has won the National Book Award for translated literature. It was translated from Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet. Krasznahorkai received the recognition at the 70th National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner in New York City this Wednesday. The […]

Korean Cultural Center Re-opens in Budapest

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 19, 2019

Coinciding with the 30-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Hungary and the Republic of Korea, the Korean Cultural Center has been officially re-opened at a new location in the Hungarian capital. The 8,000-sqm facility, rebuilt with a HUF three billion investment, is the fifth largest cultural center worldwide and the largest in Europe. The Center […]

Ceramic flower pot by István Gádor

Ceramic Artist's Bequest Auctioned

Nov 12, 2019

István Gádor, the creator of modern Hungarian ceramics, will have his bequest auctioned at the BÁV Auction House and Pawnshop in Budapest within the framework of the 75th Art Auction. In addition to István Gádor's most accomplished pieces, the collection to go under hammer includes outstanding paintings and sculptures created by some of his friends, […]

Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero at the CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival

Ambassador of European Cinema Award in Miskolc

Sep 19, 2019

British actress Vanessa Redgrave and her husband, Italian actor Franco Nero received the Ambassador of European Cinema award at the 16th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival this Thursday. The festival established the Ambassador of European Cinema award in 2016 and its first recipient was Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche. This year's Lifetime Awards of the […]

Into the Shadow

Hungarian Named Astronomy Photographer of 2019

Sep 13, 2019

Hungarian photographer László Francsics has been named the overall winner of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 by the Royal Museums Greenwich. His bewitching image, 'Into the Shadow', depicts the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on January 21, 2019. The winner was praised by Ed Robinson, award-winning photographer, director, […]

Those who remained

Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards

Sep 6, 2019

The Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee has announced that it will enter Barnabás Tóth’s 'Akik maradtak' (Those who remained), "a lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma”, to be considered for nomination in the next “Academy Awards - Best International Film” category. Having survived the camps, 42-year […]

Tanuja Shankar, Director of the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center

The Home of Indian Culture in Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 21, 2019

The Indian Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma told Diplomacy&Trade three years ago that “culture is a way of life in India: everything from getting up in the morning and moving on through the daily routine,” concluding that “our life is our culture.” The events organized by the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center bring […]

Magic of India Festival in Budapest

Magic of India Festival in Budapest

Aug 18, 2019

Also known as the Palace of Soul, the Budapest Hare Krishna Educational and Cultural Center hosted the Magic of India Festival in the Hungarian capital this Sunday. The festival featured a concert, a craft market and a spice fair, as well as self-knowledge performances and creative children's activities.

Colombia bicentennial reception in Budapest

Colombia Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

Aug 2, 2019

It was 200 years ago that Simon Bolívar invaded Colombia and defeated Spanish forces in a decisive battle on August 7 1819 at Boyacá. In celebration of two centuries of independence, the Colombian Embassy is organizing a host of events across the Hungarian capital. The iconic Chain Bridge will be illuminated with the colors of […]

Mariana Bíró and Sándor Rácz

Hungarian-Argentine Inventor Remembered

Jun 18, 2019

The world’s probably most commonly used tool is the ballpoint pen. Its commercially successful version was invented by a Hungarian, László Bíró, who was born 120 years ago in Budapest. He patented the first modern ballpoint pen in Paris in 1938. Five years later, he fled the Nazis with his brother, moving to Argentina in […]

Vanessa Mae Budapest

Moving Mountains with Music

Vanessa-Mae made Guinness World Record by becoming the youngest soloist to record both the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky violin concertos at the age of 13. Over the years, her conservative classical style gave way to a more modern outlook and she developed her own crossover style – something she will demonstrate in Budapest during her upcoming […]

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