The National Film Institute of Hungary is hosting the fifth Budapest Classics Film Marathon between 13-18 September.
The six-day festival will feature recently restored Hungarian classics and more than 100 films from global movie history. Once again, the screenings will be held mainly on St. Stephen‘s Square, with other venues like Uránia National Film Theatre and Toldi Cinema.
The main theme of the festival is the Central European roots of Hollywood – in the core of the film marathon are the many artists of Budapest, Vienna and Berlin, who later became known around the world as filmmakers and actors from Hollywood.
Michael Curtiz, Béla Lugosi, Joe Pasternak are just a few of those Hungarian artists, whose films can be seen in September, but film from bigshot directors like Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, who frequently worked with Hungarians will also be presented.
The organizers of the event also selected works to commemorate cinematographer László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond, legendary Hungarian cinematographers, and set designers like Sándor Trauner, who worked with Orson Welles, Luc Besson and many more.