Documentary about Kodály at cinemas
Eszter Petrovics's musical documentary entitled Our Kodály can be seen at Hungarian cinemas from 9 July. The production of the film have been supported by HAA. It is about Zoltán Kodály's childhood and early years and has the composer night of 1910 in its focus.
Sándor Sára's film classic at Cannes
This year for the fifth time the official programme of Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Classics includes a Hungarian film classic of Sándor Sára (1933–2019) – who was an Artist of the Nation and a member of HAA – entitled Feldobott kő (The Upthrown Stone). The film is one of those classics that have been restored by the National Film Institute and several such restorations have been supported by HAA.
Moholy-Nagy 125 - Light of future
László Moholy-Nagy, the outstanding intellectual and technical innovator and world-famous Hungarian artist was born 125 years ago, on 20 July 1895. His life-work is internationally known, his works are auctioned at record prices and have been exhibited recently in the biggest museums in London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. But few are aware of the fact that this decisive, experimental, innovative creator of the 20th century was Hungarian.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) made an unusual audiovisual campaign, which was presented on 20 July, on László Moholy-Nagy's birthday by Hungarian media service providers, online platforms and foreign Hungarian institutes.
Architect György Radványi passed away
György Radványi, the Miklós Ybl Award winning architect and a corresponding member of HAA died on 26 June in the 71st year of his life. "His open, receptive personality was coupled with a solid set of values, and his human and creative credibility is unquestionable. His personality was also more decisive in architectural training than his creative work. As a teacher, he selflessly used his professional experience, community organizing ability and extensive system of international relations for the benefit of the community of young architects at all times" – his colleague, architect Balázs Mihály said in his farewell speech.