János Tóth (1930–2019)

Cinematographer János Tóth passed away

An Artist of the Nation and a regular member of HAA, János Tóth passed away on 29 August aged 88. HAA is regarding his death as losing one of its own.
János Tóth was a Hungarian cinematographer, film director and screenwriter and is considered as an iconic figure of Hungarian cinema. He graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest in 1954 and started working as a cinematographer at Mafilm Hungarian Film Studios and Pannonia Film Studio. He made most of his experimental films in Balázs Béla Studio. Often worked with Zoltán Huszárik and Károly Makk. In his artistic work he sought to tie together poetry and craftsmanship. He was granted the Kossuth State Award and the Béla Balázs Film Award.
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