Hungarian Film’s Exciting Horizon: A Look at 2024’s Upcoming Movies & Series

  • 16 Feb 2024 10:15 AM
Hungarian Film’s Exciting Horizon: A Look at 2024’s Upcoming Movies & Series
In 2024, the Hungarian film industry is set to captivate audiences with a variety of groundbreaking films and a significant TV series, underscoring its dynamic and evolving nature.

Historical Drama Takes Center Stage with “Now or Never”

In March 2024, a monumental film titled “Now or Never” will commemorate the 176th anniversary of the 1848 revolution. This film, supported by nearly five billion forints of state funding, is an ambitious endeavor directed by Balázs Lóth.

The film aims to present an engaging and action-packed portrayal of the historic events of March 15, beyond the usual textbook narratives. Filming locations included iconic sites in Budapest and other historic cities, with a notable two-billion-forint set built in Fót.

Exploring Modern Challenges in “Porcupine Hunting”

Director of the acclaimed “I hope you manage to die next time:-)” returns with “Porcupine Hunting,” a film that delves into themes of responsibility, parenthood, and the balancing act of career, family, and child-rearing in the 21st century.

The story follows Bogi, a classical singing student at the Academy of Music in Budapest, who juggles her studies with babysitting her cousin’s children, leading to a critical turning point on the day of her major exam.

Family Dynamics in “The Lefkovics are Mourning”

Ádám Breier directs “The Lefkovics are Mourning,” a bittersweet dramedy featuring Tamás Lefkovics, a boxing coach estranged from his son. The story revolves around their reunion during a week of mourning and shiva, presenting a poignant narrative of familial reconciliation and the clash of two worlds.

Epic TV Series “Hunyadi” Promises a Game of Thrones-Esque Experience

The much-anticipated TV series “Hunyadi,” based on Bán Mór‘s novels, is set to premiere in fall 2024. This ambitious project, likened to “Game of Thrones” but without dragons, is a historical mega-production about János Hunyadi‘s life, featuring a multilingual cast and a budget of HUF 10.5 billion.

Animating a Classic in “Csongor and Tünde”

Cinemon Entertainment brings to life a classic Hungarian poem in the animated feature “Csongor and Tünde.” This film fulfills a cultural mission by making Mihály Vörösmarty‘s complex and symbolic work accessible to a wider audience, using the original plans and screenplay by Attila Dargay.

As these diverse films and series make their way to audiences, they represent the breadth and depth of Hungarian filmmaking, promising a year filled with rich narratives, cultural reflections, and groundbreaking storytelling.

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