Budapest Classics Film Marathon, a festival which presents more than 100 fully-restored classic movies is set to start tomorrow.
Some of the movies, including international favorites such as “Grease” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”, as well as Hungarian cult hits such as “Football of the Good Old Days” will be screened free of charge on a giant screen set up in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica in downtown Budapest.
Tickets for other screenings of the festival are available at a reduced price of HUF 500, while students, teachers, and residents of District V, can attend most of the screenings free of charge at the Toldi cinema, the Uránia National Film Theater and the French Institute.
Showings include some truly special productions such as the first motion picture of Budapest dating from 1916, “Wings”, a film honored at the very first Oscar ceremony, and the debut works of the most renowned Hungarian female directors and fascinating sport documentaries.
Many of the screenings will be personally introduced by the filmmakers, including Andrew Macdonald and Kevin Macdonald, Pál Sándor, Gyula Gazdag, and more.
A new venue joining the Budapest Classics Film Marathon this year is the Budapest Music Center, serving as the venue for two film concerts featuring prominent members of the Hungarian contemporary jazz scene, like Veronika Harcsa, Miklós Lukács, László Dés and László Gőz.
Another novelty in 2023 will be a special raffle. In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, the festival’s organizers will raffle off tickets to those attending films of French director Jean Renoir for the extraordinary exhibition of his father, Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir, opening 22 September.
More information regarding tickets can be found here: https://nfi.hu/en/budapest-classics-film-marathon-2023/info-2023-en/ticket-info-3.html