Opening of the Hungarian film archive at the Tretyakov Gallery

Date: 10 February
Venue:  Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow, Lavrushinsky Ln, 10

The Hungarian Cultural Center in Moscow gifted a collection of 134 classics of Hungarian cinema to the Tretyakov Gallery. The donation laid the foundation of a Hungarian film archive under the Museum's Film Programs Department, which now boasts 661 reels of 35 mm film. The solemn ceremony was attended by Norbert Konkoly, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary in the Russian Federation and Anita Hegyi, Director of the Hungarian Cultural Center in Moscow.

The creation of an archive of Hungarian cinema at the Tretyakov Gallery is part of a long-term cooperation between the Hungarian Cultural Institute and the museum and serves to popularize Hungarian cinema in Russia and contributes to the development of cultural ties between Russia and Hungary. On the basis of the event, the Hungarian Cultural Institute launched a series of screenings called “History of the Hungarian Cinema”. Film screenings will be held every two weeks. The program will feature Hungarian film masterpieces both on 35 mm copies and in digital restorations provided by the Hungarian National Film Archive.