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Evaluations of Hungary’s Oscar winning short film

Monday, March 6th, 2017
A pro-government pundit dismisses liberal interpretations which celebrate ‘Sing’ as a film depicting current Hungary as the scribblings of arrogant manipulators. His independent counterpart admits the merits of the new film sponsoring system introduced by the current government.

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Hungarian short film wins Oscar

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Commentators disagree on whether or not an unprecedented series of prestigious prizes won by state-sponsored Hungarian films over the past year show that the controversial reforms enacted by the right-wing government in the film industry were correct after all. READ MORE

Hungarian film wins Golden Bear

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The leading pro-government daily contends that Ildikó Enyedi’s success at the Berlin film festival indicates that the Hungarian public film funding system works well. A left-wing commentator acknowledges the state’s role in the success, but nonetheless considers the fund distribution scheme absurd. READ MORE

Son of Saul wins the Oscar

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

As László Nemes’ drama is awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, commentators offer various interpretations of the movie, but all agree that it is an important work of art. READ MORE

Andy Vajna’s movie-war

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A conservative commentator rejects the charges levelled against the government’s movie commissioner, whom many filmmakers accuse of ruining Hungary’s world famous film industry. READ MORE