Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Artist of the Nation, Kossuth Prize-winning pianist, composer, and iconic figure of Hungarian jazz, died early Sunday at the age of 80, the Hungarian Jazz Association announced. As written in their memorial, his personality was intertwined with the development and fulfillment of Hungarian jazz, and his death is an irreplaceable loss.
Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director of Libération, has died at the age of 91.
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Hungarian film director Cristina Grosan received an independent director’s prize given to female directors under 40 at the Venice Film Festival for her film Hétköznapi Kudarcok (Everyday Failures) screened at the festival’s Giornate degli Autori programme, on Sunday.
Hungary is nominating Blockade, a film about the October 1990 taxi drivers’ blockade, for the 2023 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, the National Film Institute (NFI) said on Thursday.
Rákóczi festival will be organized on September 11th in Borsi, Slovakia, in the birthplace of II. Ferenc Rákóczi, in the renovated Rákóczi Castle – the László Teleki Foundation, which organized the event, informed MTI on Tuesday.
Salman Rushdie, who was attacked on Friday, is being treated for serious injuries in a New York hospital. He has survived the operation and is being kept on a ventilator, his agent announced on Friday evening.
The New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival, to be held for the fourth time from August 25 to 30 in Budapest, will feature premieres and international collaborations in a series of programmes curated by violinist Miranda Liu and the V4 String Quartet which comprises musicians from Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade on Thursday attended the opening of Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer’s project in Vienna, the wrapping of the 93m tower of the Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein.
Over 430 venues hosted 2,500 programmes across the country.