Check out MUBI 's Notebook Primer on Hungarian Animation from 1915–1989 at https://mubi.com/.../notebook-primer-hungarian-animation ! The Notebook Primer introduces readers to some of the most important figures, films, genres, and movements in film history - so we are honoured that Gyorgy Kovasznai has been included in this one:
"The films of György Kovásznai also provide a dramatic intervention into ideas about animation, featuring a deep fluidity of form and style. Kovász
As part of "Fables, Folklore, Futurism: Visionary Hungarian Animations," Gyorgy Kovasznai’s short film "Night in the Boulevard" is #NowShowing (almost) globally on MUBI @ https://mubi.com/specials/hungarian-animation During its golden years of the 1970s and ‘80s, Hungary’s Pannónia Film Studios ranked alongside Walt Disney as one of the world’s greatest animation studios. Pannónia’s varying styles were plentiful: ranging from hand-drawn feasts and futurist neon collages, to i
We are delighted to let you know that there will be multiple Bubble Bath screenings and a fan meet-and-greet at this weekend’s Filmtettfeszt - Erdélyi Magyar Filmszemle (Hungarian Film Festival in Transylvania)! Full program: https://filmtettfeszt.ro Bubble bath screenings:
8th October 2021: 7pm Székelyudvarhelyi mozi (régi Stúdió mozi), Székelyudvarhely
9th October 2021: 5.30pm Művész / Arta mozi, Kolozsvár
10th October 2021. 7pm: Művész mozi, Sepsiszentgyörgy
Bubble bath is on show 8th September 2021 at the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland. The screening starts at 9.15pm (CET) in Baden's Sterk Cinema (sterk.ch), curated by Anna Ida Orosz. In the organizers' words: "Centred around a love triangle in Budapest in the late 1970s, this astounding musical documentary shines with its remarkable dense visuals, psychedelic character animation, kaleidoscopic storytelling and trippy jazz score. Preceded by numero
We are very excited to let you know that Gyorgy Kovasznai’s animated short film Memory of the Summer of ‘74 will be featured in this year’s Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival. Kovasznai’s film will be included in the Playa Imaginaria special program – which is an exciting selection of films dedicated to the beaches in summer!
Imaginaria Festival is organized by the scenic city of Conversano in the Apulia region of South Italy, between 23-28 August. For the full
We are delighted to announce that Gyorgy Kovasznai's digitally restored feature film Bubble Bath will be featured at this year's Kecskemet Animation Film Festival (KAFF). The screening will take place at 8pm CET on 12th August in the Museum of The Hungarian Naive Artists / courtyard.
As the organizers put it: "In this stylistically bold experimental animated documentary musical, which portrays the disillusionment of the young generation of the 1970s in Hungary, painting and
The Dance, the first Hungarian film that already contained staged scenes, was screened at Urania Scientific Theatre in Budapest on April 30, 1901. This date is considered to be the birthday of Hungarian film. Ludwig Muzeum Budapest's new exhibition Wide Angle: 120 years of Hungarian cinema is organized on the occasion of this anniversary and provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of Hungarian cinematography from the beginning to the present day. When visiting make su
Melbourne International Animation Festival's It’s A Mad, Mad Pannonia World screening packs in a collection of hallucinogenic chronicles of decadence, irreverent visual analysis of social mores or insightful fever dreams of life in Hungary through the eyes of the artists who created them in the country's iconic Pannonia Film Studio. The screening - which will take place on 23 July 2021 - features "Wavelengths" and "Tales from the Art World" by Gyorgy Kovasznai.
Gyorgy Kovasznai’s cult film “Bubble bath” is now returning to Hungarian cinemas for the summer - see link for schedule:
https://www.pannonia-entertainment.hu/filmek/filmklasszikusok/habfurdo-1979-digitalisan-restauralva/ . . . #habfürdő #bubblebath #kovasznai #gyorgykovasznai #kovasznaigyorgy #nfi #nemzetifilmarchivum #120evesamagyarfilm #pannoniafilmstudio #movingimage #animation #hungariananimation #acefilmeu #pannoniaentertainment #seasonofclassicfilms Pannonia Entertain
Such an honour! - Gyorgy Kovasznai’s “Bubble bath” will be featured in the Annecy Classics program of Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy in June 2021, alongside Marcell Jankovics’ “Son of the white mare”. Annecy Festival is the most prominent animation film festival globally and its Classics program includes unforgettable animation masterpieces from all around the world.
In 1980 when it was first released, Bubble bath went radically against the Hungarian car
The National Film Institute of Hungary (NFI) is presenting György Kovásznai’s recently restored animation cult film Bubble Bath (Habfürdő.) The online premiere will be free-to-view worldwide with English and French subtitles on the NFI’s YouTube channel at 7pm CEST on 15 May (György Kovásznai’s birthday) and there is a repeat screening the next day, similarly at 7pm. Access links:
East Los Angeles College, the National Film Institute of Hungary, KEDD Animation Studio, and the Cinema Without Borders Foundation are organizing Hungarian Animation Day - the seventh edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Day Festival, this time featuring short animated films from Hungary.
The screenings will take place at East Los Angeles College and will be accessible via Cinema Without Borders' websites from April 23rd-29th 2021. György K
The 13-episode Candide animation series is now available on cinego.hu. This adaptation of Voltaire's classic piece is based on Gyorgy Kovasznai's original film plans but was released in 2018 by a group of young Hungarian animation film makers. More details via DotAndLine:
Still from the 2018 Candide series and a character plan from Kovasznai's 1982 adaptation: .
This publication presents the film titles selected for the second edition of A Season of Classic Films. It provides a colourful palette of European cinema history which we hope will be a source of inspiration for cinemagoers and film programmers around the world. The films are presented by 22 members of the Association of European Cinematheques (Association des Cinémathèques Européennes - ACE). Their aim is to increase visibility to the richness of their collections and attra
We are bringing you some great news on the occasion of International Animation Day! The Hungarian National Film Archive in collaboration with Filmlabor's restorers have just started off a 3-month project to digitally restore Gyorgy Kovasznai's 1979 masterpiece Bubble Bath (Habfürdő). The project is part of a wider initiative by the Association of European Cinémathèques (ACE) to promote European classic and cult films. More details:
Gyorgy Kovasznai's 1982 short film "Reportrait" is now available online thanks to the Hungarian National Film Institute! Happy Friday - Enjoy!!
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Nice summary of some of the highlights of this year's Animafest 2020 - including a shoutout to György Kovásznai and the festival's Focus on Hungary programme:
"György Kovásznai was one of the central personas of Hungary's famous Pannonia Film Studio and a key representative of 20th century Hungarian art, but also long censored and omitted as an artist. Animafest 2020 featured Kovásznai’s Bubble Bath, a stylistically daring experimental documentary - as well as a love story,
The prestigious Animafest Zagreb International Film Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this autumn with a special retrospective programme focusing on groundbreaking Hungarian animation. The retrospective has been created in collaboration with the Hungarian National Film Institute and will be featuring classic hits including Gyorgy Kovasznai's "Bubble bath" (Habfürdő), "Wavelengths" (Hullámhosszok) and Marcell Jankovics's "Son of the white mare" (Fehérlófia). The scr
Uránia National Film Theatre is organising a mini film festival over the last two weeks of August featuring feel good movies from the Hungarian National Film Archive. The screening of György Kovásznai's "Bubble Bath/Habfürdő" will start at 4pm on 21st August 2020. See the link for further information.
http://urania-nf.hu/film/habfurdo #kovasznai #gyorgykovaszna
Thank you to the Accademia D'Ungheria in Roma (Hungarian Cultural Academy in Rome) for featuring Kovasznai's short film "Nights in the boulevard" (1972) on their Facebook! Kovasznai was a regular of the Budapest bars and cafés featured in "Nights on the boulevard", which so beautifully evokes the meeting places of the intelligentsia in the city in the '70s. The film unfolds through a cumulus of cigarette smoke, both bustling and intimate, familiar but with a tremor of unspoke