According to the Hungarian National Film Institute, the European Film Academy has added Budapest’s “Nyugati” (Western) railway station to the European Film Heritage list.
The European Film Heritage buildings are a major part of Europe‘s film heritage, as they are the sites of outstanding films, making their preservation a priority. Nyugati station is now among the 35 venues, including the Trevi Fountain in Rome and the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa, that the European Film Academy deems of “symbolic nature for European cinema” that is worth protecting for future generations.
The oldest railway station of Budapest opened on 28 October 1877, originally planned by August de Serres and built by the Eiffel Company. “Nyugati” can be spotted in several movies, such as the war drama “The 25th Hour” (1967), or István Szabó‘s historical dramas “Hanussen” (1988) and “Sunshine” (1999), as well as films like “Spy Game” (2001), Spielberg‘s “Munich” (2005), and the thriller “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” (2011).
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