Living as an expat in the Hungarian capital is certainly an experience. What if you want a memorable movie night but you do not speak Hungarian?! No need to worry, you can choose from a wide range of foreign-language films in these Budapest cinemas. 3,2,1, action!
As one of the most important representatives of Budapest’s art cinemas, Puskin Art Cinema offers a wide selection of foreign-language films for movie lovers visiting Budapest. Visitors can watch a wide range of artistic movies in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles.
Currently, blockbusters are available such as Military Wives, The French Dispatch, Per tutta la vita / Former Marriages, Supereroi or the movie with four Academy Award nominations Doraibu mai kâ / Drive My Car.
Művész Art Cinema offers a similarly exciting programme, including 15 movies in foreign languages.
In addition to the blockbusters mentioned before, we can view Pedro Almodóvar’s great success Madres paralelas or Verdens verste menneske / The Worst Person in the World. But we will not have to wait long for Nicolas Cage’s new comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent either, which can be watched in cinemas from 12 May.
According to some critics, Toldi Art Cinema is one of the most outstanding artists’ cinemas in Budapest. The cinema, located in the 5th district of the Hungarian capital, awaits visitors with a very pleasant atmosphere and a wide range of thought-provoking art films. Among these, many can be watched in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles. Currently, the repertoire includes Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Tout s’est bien passé, and Alle hater Johan. In addition, Tom Cruise’s latest Top Gun film is also coming soon, premiering on 26 May.
Urania National Film Theatre also offers a range of arthouse films for English-language cinema fans. One of the most prominent ones currently on offer is the new episode of the highly successful British historical drama television series, Downton Abbey. A New Era can be watched in English, with Hungarian subtitles. In addition, the music documentary, Nick Cave – This much I know to be true is also available in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles. For the fans of Italian movies, it is the perfect time to visit Urania. Italian blockbusters are on the programme, such as Botticelli, Florence and the Medici, L’Arminuta (A girl returned), I Basilischi, Odio l’estate (I hate summer), Si muore solo da vivi, Qui rido io (The king of laughter). The movies can be watched in Italian, with Hungarian subtitles. We should not miss the Spanish blockbuster Competencia oficial (Official competition) either, starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez, in which we can get to know how a wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film. The movie can be watched in Spanish, with Hungarian subtitles.
If you would like to enjoy a movie night on the Buda side, you should definitely visit Tabán Art Cinema. Here, you can watch impressive art movies such as Les Olympiades, Bergman Island, or Petite lecon d´amour. Additionally, Hungarian speakers can soon watch the new biopic of the Hungarian Iron Lady, Katinka Hosszú.
The 2-day-long annual event is dedicated to independent filmmakers from all over the world, celebrated in the heart of lively Budapest.
On 13th and 14th May, the Budapest Independent Film Festival awaits international culture lovers and art movie fans.
As Artmozi reports, the festival’s aim is to provide a platform for filmmakers who do not necessarily have a large budget, but who do have a vision and an important story to tell. Attendants of the event can enjoy a wide variety of genres and styles and can get to know impressive art from international filmmakers. Additionally, an awards ceremony will also take place in a number of categories, selected and evaluated by the festival’s professional jury. Free tickets are available from 5th May at the cinema.