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Author: Fanni Grajzel

Swimming: Hungarian successes at the Golden Tour

The three days of the Golden Tour, French swimming competition, brought successes for the Hungarian swimmers, as collected by nemzetisport.hu and hvg.hu. The second destination of the Golden Tour swimming series was held in Marseilles over this weekend (March 3-5) and called swimmers to compete against each other in a 50m pool. The victories did not only bring prestige but money prize as well. Several of the amazing Hungarian swimmers could bid farewell with shiny medals on their necks. Day 1 The finals of the opening day kicked off with Boglárka Kapás defeating everyone on 800m (8:25.89) and 1500m...

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The film adaptation of a world-famous Hungarian novel makes its debut in cinemas – VIDEO

After having its international debut at festivals, The White King, the novel originally written by György Dragomán, is finally to be released in Hungarian cinemas this March, writes hvg.hu. Looking for Eastern European texts, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel found the work of György Dragomán, The White King, and apparently were quite influenced by it, as they directed their first feature film, an adaptation of the novel. The literary piece follows the life of Dragomán and his family after they fled from Ceausescu’s dictatorship, leaving their home Marosvásárhely behind in the ‘80s. Thus it gives an insight into how a...

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Weather forecast: sunny spring and snowy winter the same week

February is about to end soon, which quite “foreshadows” the image of flowers blooming, trees turning green, birds singing, while the sun is shining. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? You are to get a teaser from that during this week, but don’t get too comfy in the nice weather, for according to the forecast, winter doesn’t seem to leave just yet. HVG.hu shares the weather forecast of the National Weather Service for this week, which promises quite a varying weather. The foggy-turned-sunny-turned-cloudy Monday is followed by a rainy Tuesday with strong winds. The coldest temperature is said to be between -1...

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Foreigners find Hungary a pleasant place for work

Even though Hungarian workers are willing to leave the country for better opportunities, more money, or to just try out themselves in a new environment, nlcafe.hu writes that the foreigners who come to Hungary pretty much love working here. Many people, especially those working away from their home countries, regard it crucially important to find the balance between work and private life. Luckily for them, there are several countries where employers help making it possible to live such a life. To find out which places those are, Business Insider shares the list lining up the Top 13 countries foreign...

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The new vehicles for Volánbusz are in the making

As vg.hu reports, the Ikarus Egyedi Autóbusz Gyártó Kft. has begun the production of the new buses for Volánbusz. The production and mounting are in process already, and soon the vehicles will get painted. Ikarus Kft. was chosen out of four companies to ensure the supply of 180 articulated buses for Volánbusz. They won the procurement thanks to their offer of 15.3 billion HUF, which eventually appeared to be more favourable than the others’. The new Modulo M 168d buses are produced in the factory area of Evoporo Holding Zrt. and will be given to Volánbusz in the second half of...

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Son of Saul just won a BAFTA Award

Son of Saul appears to be quite a favourite film at the award shows, winning several great awards and calling some attention to the Hungarian participants of the film industry. No surprise than that now the British critics named it as the Best Film Not in the English Language at this year’s BAFTA Awards. The work of László Nemes Jeles keeps receiving honourable titles on the international scale, as origo.hu writes that, this time, it was the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) that brought some recognition to Son of Saul, on Sunday (Feb 12). Take a...

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