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Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening

 

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power. For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breathtaking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening, 50 years after his debut, revisiting three of his greatest ever roles in Verdi’s Nabucco, Simon Boccanegraand Macbeth.

Theatrical rights are available for Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening from the 1st of October 2019 to the 31st of December 2019 for cinemas across Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bring The Soul – The Movie

 

Following their landmark “Love Yourself” tour, BTS triumphantly returns to cinema screens in BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE. Pannonia Entertainment in association with Trafalgar Releasing distributes this unique music documentary to cinemas across Hungary, beginning 7 August 2019.

Shining brighter than any light on the stage, now the group invite us behind the spotlight.

On the day following the final concert of their Europe tour, on a rooftop in Paris, BTS tells their very own stories from experiencing new cities to performing in front of thousands of ARMY across the globe. A glimpse into BTS’ world away from the stage, featuring intimate group discussions alongside spectacular concert performances from the tour, this is a cinema event not to be missed.

The journey of BTS continues!

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The Royal Opera House 2019/20 Live Cinema Season

 

12 BLOCKBUSTER TITLES, ONE CINEMA SEASON LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 2019/20

With 12 titles set to be broadcast to more than 1,000 cinemas in 40 countries across the globe, the Royal Opera House’s Live Cinema Season 2019/20 will showcase a wide variety of ballet and opera, including some exciting new works, all relayed live from Covent Garden.

The 2019/20 Season will feature the great classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory Swan Lake and world-renowned opera stars including Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Erwin Schrott, Nina Stemme and Sonya Yoncheva among many others. As an optional addition to the season, the 2016 production of The Nutcracker will be available on DCP throughout December 2019.

Including some of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet’s much-loved classical repertory, the world’s top ballet and opera stars, and four brand new productions, Pannonia Entertainment distributes live satellite broadcasts and recorded shows of performances from the Covent Garden to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania.

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

 

A visionary, innovator and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

Using words from Miles Davis’ autobiography, this film offers an incisive insight into our understanding of the legendary musician. Newly released archival material, alongside interviews with pre-eminent historians and personal friends like Quincy Jones, illustrate a man of intensity and devotion to his craft. Despite the indignities of America during the time of segregation, nothing was going to stop Davis from realising his dream: to create a new form of musical expression. Davis worked like a physicist with his collaborators to push musical experimentation and widen the tones and lyricism of jazz – the effects of which are felt to this day.

As the film delves into his past loves, personal relationships, and addictions, a clearer portrait of Davis the man emerges. Davis is fearless and engaging throughout, and his intellectual fervor is only tempered by his insecurities. Director Stanley Nelson’s epic biopic collects the strands of a creative life and weaves them together for us to understand one of the great modern American artists like never before.

Theatrical rights are available for Miles Davis – The Birth of the Cool from the 1st of August 2019 to the 31st of October 2019 for cinemas across Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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Ella: Just One of Those Things

 

Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. “Ella: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.

The film uses never-before-seen images and unheard interviews to bring Ella Fitzgerald to life and to tell the story of her music. – a black woman who makes her career in the face of horrifying racism.

Here is an Ella the world never knew – tough, thoughtful, funny, a dazzling musical innovator. The film also uncovers Ella’s commitment to the battle for Civil Rights; and it explores the conflicts that always haunted this intensely private woman: the struggle to reconcile her hunger for adoring audiences with her longing for a domestic life with her husband and son. At a time when she was the biggest singing star in the world, her pianist and friend Oscar Peterson said Ella was “the loneliest woman in the world”. But as Jamie Cullum says “her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet”.

Featuring interviews with: Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Cleo Laine, Andre Previn, Norma Miller, Patti Austin, Izsak Perlman, Margo Jefferson, Will Friedwald and a rare interview with Ella’s son, Ray Brown Jr.

Theatrical rights are available for Ella Fitzgerald – Just One of Those Things from the 1st of June 2019 to the 1st of June 2020 for cinemas across Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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The Winter’s Tale – The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company

 

Following a hugely successful run at London’s Garrick Theatre and the record-breaking cinema broadcast, Pannonia Entertainment are delighted to be bringing Kenneth Branagh’s award winning production of The Winter’s Tale back to the cinema screens for the 2019 festive season.

Recorded live in 2015, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion chain of events with tragic consequences…

The Winter’s Tale stars a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadlex Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unmissable theatre play to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Croatia.

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Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice

 

With the enchanting narrative voice of Helena Bonham Carter, a new exciting cinema production celebrates the 500TH ANNIVERSARY of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. It will explore the rivalry among the most important VENETIAN ARTISTS of the 16th century: TINTORETTO, TITIAN and VERONESE in Venice. We’ll discover Venice through Tintoretto’s life and canvases. As the narrative unfolds we’ll begin to understand how the plague deeply affected the city and the Venetian art.

Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice

Narrated by HELENA BONHAM CARTER
Special guest PETER GREENAWAY

 

 

 

 

 

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Veni Domine – Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel

 

The Vatican Library is home to the most important and extensive collection of sacred music manuscripts in the world and the Sistine Chapel Choir has unlimited access to this extraordinary archive. The Sistine Chapel choir, the oldest choir in the world, has sung this music for centuries, and in recent years has reached new musical heights of excellence. The Director of the Sistine Chapel, Monsignor Massimo Palombella, has taken on an exciting double challenge. On the one hand, he is presenting polyphonic works from the Vatican Library in new editions reflecting the very highest standards of contemporary academic scholarship in polyphony. On the other hand, he is also developing performance practices for the choir to bring even the most intricate and impossibly difficult motets to life in a way which respects and clarifies the liturgical meaning of the music. Many of the works on this recording by famous names such as Palestrina and Desprez, all written to form part of Papal Celebrations for Advent and Christmas, have never been heard before.

Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Josquin Desprez, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Tomàs Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Maria Nanino, Pérotin, Gregorian Chants
Conductor: Massimo Palombella
Orchestra: Sistine Chapel Choir (Cappella Sistina)
Production year: 2018
Run time: 60 min
Producers: Deutsche Grammophon, C Major Entertainment
Format: 4K

Leonardo 500

 

Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo continues to be one of the most admired and well-k¬nown figures in human history. An artist, architect, humanist, naturalist and military strategist, Leo¬nardo DaVinci was, above all else, a tireless observer constantly looking for new discoveries.
Through the use of the Artificial Intelligence and decades of studies and researches, the film exclusi¬vely recomposes the thousands of pages of the DaVinci Codes and revisits with new and insightful perspectives the theories and practical implications of his work.
With contributions by leading international experts and a pool of technician and engineers, the film sheds a new light on DaVinci’s observations and studies, giving viewers the opportunity to see the works of Leonardo through the modern implications of his works.
The civil and armaments industries, engineering, communications, medicine, anatomy and 21 st cen¬tury art, all share, as a common denominator, the research and development found in the work of Leonardo.

Available from the 1st of March 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary.

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Salvador Dalí – In Search of Immortality

 

The documentary proposes an exhaustive journey through the life and work of Salvador Dal , and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. It starts in 1929, a crucial year in Dalí’s career and life, as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist’s death in 23 January 1989.

In all this vital and artistic journey, Dalí’s favorite places, especially Portlligat, stand out as the only stable home-workshops he possesses; Figueres, his hometown, where he creates his Dalí Theater-Museum, and Púbol, where the Castle is, exponent of courtly love, which Dalí gives to Gala. But naturally other cities, especially Paris and New York are also central.

It is worth noting the numerous documentary contributions that help us get closer to this unique painter of art history, who already has a place among great masters. Contemplating Salvador Dalí himself, Gala, a tour of his creations, approaching and distancing from his family, all through images and documents, some of them unpublished, brings us closer to a painter who has managed to create a character that is a work of art itself. With this documentary we can go beyond the character and approach the painter and the man, and the spaces conceived by him that have helped to shape his immortality, the immortality of a genius.

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Water Lilies by Monet – The Magic of Water and Light

 

Water Lilies by Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting. His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.

In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever. As the end of the First World War drew near it became clear to Monet that his work of art could not but be his final legacyto France: a symbol of peace, hope, and resistance, in a battered and bloody world.

This is the tale of an obsession with light and water the painter could not escape from and how he transformed it into a kind of magic. A tale of the radical elements that revolutionized Modern Art: Monet’s clear intentwas to transfer onto canvas the “first, pure impression” of forms and objects as they appear to the eye that has never seen them before.

And this documentary will show the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, as they have never been seen before. A unique, exclusive look at the masterpieces housed at the Orangerie Museum, the Marmottan Museum, the Orsay Museum and Giverny, forthe firsttime ever on the big screen for an unrepeatable experience.

Inspired by the international bestseller Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (2016) written byRoss King, also featured in the film.

 

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Klimt & Schiele – Eros and Psyche

 

Erotic works of art are sacred too! Egon Schiele, letter to his uncle Leopold Czihaczek, 1911. 1 918. As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro-Hungarian Empire is beginning to disintegrate. On the night of October 31st, in the bed of his home, Egon Schiele dies, one of the 20 million deaths caused by the Spanish flu. He dies looking at the invisible evil in the face, in the only way he can do: painting it. He is 28 years old. Only a few months earlier, the main hall of the Secession building had welcomed his works: 19 oil paintings and 29 drawings. His first successful exhibition, a celebration of a new painting idea that portrays the restlessness and desires of mankind. A few months earlier, his teacher and friend Gustav Klimt had died. From the turn of the century, he had fundamentally changed the feeling of art and founded a new group: the Secession.

The documentary film Klimt & Schiele – Eros and Psyche (working title), will recount this extraordinary season: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. An age that revealed the abysses of the ego, in which today we’re still reflecting ourselves. The film will take us through 5 stunning exhibitions.

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Lords of Chaos

 

Oslo, 1987. 17-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his traditional upbringing and becomes fixated on creating ‘true Norwegian black metal’ with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band’s name on the map, but the lines between show and reality start to blur. Arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation that is under siege by these Lords of Chaos.

 

Production information:

Directed by Jonas Akerlund
Production year: 2018
Release date: May 9.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 120 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: English
Subtitles: Hungarian

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ART BEATS SERIES – Caravaggio – The Soul and the Blood

 

After groundbreaking success in terms of audiences and critics of “The Vatican Museums” and “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery”, and after the release of “Raphael – The Lord of the Arts”, here it comes a new documentary dedicated to an Italian Master: Caravaggio – Soul and blood.

A journey through life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries. He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a twist of faith: he died in Porto Ercole, one step away from Rome, one step away from salvation.

According to the Longhi’s lesson (the main Caravaggio expert), his work will be read with strict reference to his existence, finding in his masterpieces the echo of personal experiences.

The narrative unfolds on two levels:

The artistic digression, in which the commentary of the main artworks will be entrusted to an illustrious art historian from the first painting: Bacchus and Boy with a Basket of Fruit. Through the roman period artworks: Cardsharps, Judith Beheading Holofernes to the last works as David with the Head of Goliath.

“Photographic” scenes that, accompanied by the voice of Caravaggio himself, evokes an object or a situation symbolizing his life and his works. A basket of fruit, a musical instrument, a sword, a grate of a cell etc. These emotional and evocative moments – thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques such timelapse and slowmotion – help the viewer to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

Available from April 2018, till November 28th 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

 

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ART BEATS SERIES – Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

 

A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included.

The story unfolds of a woman who, in Van Gogh’s spiritual torment could recognize her own, showing priceless artistic treasures and the rare, naturalistic and architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum set in the vast De Hoge Weluge park, as well as visual extracts of the Milanese, Florentine, Roman and Palladian Renaissance. It tells the tormented, existential parable of a painter, seen through passages from his brother Theo’s letters, which set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence.

The opportunity to tell the story of this collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it, is an outstanding exhibition on Van Gogh. ‘Amid wheat fields and clouded skies’ at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Helene’s heritage.

This is an exhibition that will not only tell us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, but it will also allow us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive, ‘au premier coup’ canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings, can already be found.

Available from the 1st of September 2018 till the 31st of December 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Hitler versus Picasso and the others – The nazi obsession for art

 

There are two ways Nazism put its hands on art: attempting to destroy every trace of the so-called “Degenerate Art” and implementing a systematic looting of classic and modern artworks.

In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize the “Degenerate Art” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify the “Classic Art”.

This film is an amazing journey through 5 exhibitions displaying an incredible number of masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, Gauguin, just to name a few. Linked to each exhibition there are several impressive human and artistic narratives.

Available on DCP from March 2018, till December 31th 2019 Pannonia Entertainment distributes these art documentary movie to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria.

 

 

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Wunderkammer – WOW – World of Wonders (2018)

 

Not unlike a complex molecule, a wonder is made up of tightly-knit atoms. At the core is man’s pursuit of wonder. The Wunderkammer reproduces the idea of “the world in a room”: in one room man collects and controls his own universe. The film features first-hand accounts from modern collectors who share their stories, their experiences, their journeys, their treasures. The viewer is taken into otherwise inaccessible places across France, Italy, Austria and England as the documentary explores the past and present, and delves into today’s Wunderkammer, leading inevitably to the question: What lies in the future for wonder?

Available on DCP from March 2018, till June 29th 2020, Pannonia Entertainment distributes art documentary Wunderkammer – WOW – World of Wonders to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

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ELEKTRA (Opera) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Thursday 18 June 2020, 19:45 UK time
Encore: Sunday 21 June 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 9 July – 8 August
Run Time: about 2 hours with no interval
Sung in German

Music: Richard Strauss
Director: Christof Loy
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Cast includes: Nina Stemme, Karita Mattila

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

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THE DANTE PROJECT (Ballet) – Royal Opera House 2019-20 

 

Live: Thursday 28 May 2020, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 31 May 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 17 June – 16 July
Run Time: 3 hours TBC

Music: Thomas Adès
Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Design: Tacita Dean

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

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CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI (Opera) – Royal Opera House 2019-20 

 

Live: Tuesday 21 April 2020, 19:00 UK time
Encore: Sunday 26 April 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 12 May – 11 June
Run Time: about 3 hours 10 minutes, including one interval
Sung in Italian

Music: Pietro Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana), Ruggero Leoncavallo (Pagliacci)
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Conductor: Daniel Oren

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life
in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winningproduction by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

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SWAN LAKE (Ballet) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Wednesday 1 April 2020, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 5 April 2020, 14:00
DCP Window: 22 April – 21 May
Run Time: about 2 hours 55 minutes, including two intervals

Music: Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

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FIDELIO (Opera) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Tuesday 17 March 2020, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 22 March 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 7 April – 6 March
Run Time: about 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval
Sung in German

Music: Beethoven
Director: Tobias Kratzer
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Cast includes: Jonas Kaufmann, Lise Davidsen

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determinedlove and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

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MARSTON & SCARLETT WORLD PREMIERES (Ballet) – Royal Opera House 2019-20 

 

Live: Tuesday 25 February 2020, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 1 March 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 18 March – 17 April
Run Time: 3 hours TBC

Choreography: Cathy Martson, Liam Scarlett

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A newwork by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

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LA BOHÈME (Opera) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 19:45 UK time
Encore: Sunday 2 February 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 19 February – 19 March
Run Time: about 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval
Sung in Italian

Music: Puccini
Director: Richard Jones
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Cast includes: Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Ballet) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Thursday 16 January 2020, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 19 January 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 6 February – 6 March
Run Time: about 3 hours, including two intervals

Music: Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa / Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

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THE NUTCRACKER (Recorded 2016) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Available on DCP from: Thursday 17 December 2019 until Tuesday 31 December 2019
Run Time: about 2 hours 15 minutes (intervals TBC)

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanoc
Dancers: TBC

The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which timeis suspended, the family
living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journeytakes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky’s glitteringscore, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancingincluding an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make thisNutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

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COPPÉLIA (Ballet) – Royal Opera House 2019-20 

 

Live: Tuesday 10 December 2019, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 15 December 2019, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 2 January – 1 February
Run Time: about 2 hours 30 minutes including one interval

Music: Léo Delibes
Choreographer: Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.

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CONCERTO / ENIGMA VARIATIONS / RAYMONDA ACT III (Ballet) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Tuesday 5 November 2019, 19:15 UK time
Encore: Sunday 10 November 2019, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 26 November – 25 December
Run Time: 3 hours TBC

Music: Donizetti
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

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DON PASQUALE (Opera) – Royal Opera House 2019-20 

 

Live: Thursday 24 October 2019, 19:30 UK time
Encore: Sunday 27 October 2019, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 14 November – 13 December
Run Time: about 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval
Sung in Italian

Music: Donizetti
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Cast includes: Bryn Terfel

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedyof domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whosesupposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

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DON GIOVANNI (Opera) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Tuesday 8 October 2019, 19:45 UK time
Encore: Sunday 13 October 2019, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 29 October – 28 November
Run Time: 3 hours 30 minutes, including one interval
Sung in Italian

Music: Mozart
Director: Kasper Holten
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Cast includes: Erwin Schrott, Roberto Tagliavini

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.

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Gemenc – The Wild Danube

 

nature documentary, Hungary, 2017 (6)
directed by Frigyes Olma

Running time: 60 Min

The landscape of Gemenc, the largest floodplain woods of Central Europe, is living and developing together with its waters. The river Danube defines the life of the drainage area’s flora and fauna, either by protecting or threatening, building or vanishing the scenery. The forest and the river provide an outstanding habitat for their residents, families of deers, boars, eagles, jackals, beavers, cranes and kingfishers of the Gemenc floodplain woods, including one of the area’s greatest population of the protected black storks. This stunning nature documentary – released with the support of WWF Hungary –  gives us insight into their lives. The film is a result of five years’ stringent and tenacious work: special disguised wildlife monitoring cameras, underwater or drone cameras were used to capture the wildlife of the drainage area including precious and previously unseen images of black storks nesting and raising up their squealers, or dramatic recordings of the big flood of the Danube in 2013. Besides the area’s wildlife, the documentary puts great emphasis on the presentation of the floodplain woods’ unique atmosphere as well, by capturing dawning landscapes and by numerous mid-air shots made with drones, while playing the evergreen melodies of Strauss, Vivaldi, Verdi, Puccini, Mahler and Bartók in the background.

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British Museum Presents Hokusai

 

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fascinating new cinema event, Hokusai from the British Museum, is a stunning documentary and exclusive guided tour of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.

Filmed in Japan, France and the UK, the cinema event focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the mysterious and exotic world of closed Japan. Using extraordinary close-ups and ground-breaking 8K video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of Digital Art History.

Hokusai spent his life celebrating and studying his fellow humans as well as obsessively exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a backdrop and spiritual presence.  He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his constant search for perfection in his art. Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, is the father of Manga and the only painter with his own emoji.

Available from 1st of September 2018 till 1st of March 2019, on DCP, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this fascinating cinema event across Poland and Hungary.

– Recorded documentary film
– Running time 90 minutes
– 4K and 2K | 2D | 5.1 sound | DCP

Terminator 2 – Judgement Day – Digitally restored 3D cinema re-release!

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back! In new, three-dimensional form, the T-800 returns to the big screen. DMG Entertainment and Studiocanal, working with James Cameron and his production company Lightstorm Entertainment, initiated the restoration and 3D conversion of Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (USA, 1991/2017). In this all-time science-fiction classic, an android played by Arnold Schwarzenegger travels back through time to save from assassination the future leader in the human battle against the machines.

To create the new version, the original negative was scanned in 4K at Deluxe LA and then digitally processed by Technicolor Hollywood, while StereoD undertook the conversion to 3D. All the restoration work was personally supervised by director James Cameron and his team.

Pannonia Entertainment partners Studiocanal to release the new, digitally restored 3D version of the film, which won four Oscars in 1992, theatrically in Hungary.

Release date: 29 August 2017 – The 20th Anniversary of The Judgement Day 🙂

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ART BEATS SERIES – Botticelli: Inferno

 

botticelliinferno_onesheet-pannonia-logoWe are excited to officially announce the 2017 new ART BEATS season. In cooperation with worldwide distributor NEXO DIGITAL and featuring artists such as Botticelli, Raphael and Caravaggio, state-of-the-art technologies in 4K and 3D, unprecedented access to secluded collections, and even surprising links to commercial blockbusters, the new ART BEATS series is about to return with what might be the best season yet.

In October 2016 “Inferno”, the third installment of Dan Brown’s blockbuster trilogy (after “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”) starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard will be released worldwide. The story revolves around a mystery hidden in Botticelli’s drawings of Dante’s Divina Commedia. But what’s the real story behind these illustrations, and in particular, the map to Dante Alighieri’s Inferno? Why was his work left unfinished and got lost, and how was it rediscovered? “Botticelli Inferno” is a fascinating, throughout investigation on the secrets behind Botticelli drawings, destined to show a surprising dark side of the renowned Renaissance artist, famous for peaceful and idyllic paintings such as “The Birth of Venus” and “La Primavera”.

Available from February 2017, till November 28th 2019 Pannónia Entertainment distributes this thrilling art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.

This ART BEATS release will be followed by two more title ins 2017: Raffaello – The Lord of the Arts 3D and Caravaggio – The Ideal Exhibition. Please click here for more details on the ART BEATS series

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ART BEATS SERIES – Raffaello: The Lord of the Arts 3D

 

We are excited to officially announce the 2017 new ART BEATS season. In cooperation with worldwide distributor NEXO DIGITAL and featuring artists such as Botticelli, Raphael and Caravaggio, state-of-the-art technologies in 4K and 3D, unprecedented access to secluded collections, and even surprising links to commercial blockbusters, the new ART BEATS series is about to return with what might be the best season yet.

From the team that brought you “The Vatican Museums”, “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery” and “St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome”, comes a captivating portrait of one of the greatest Renaissance artists, as well as one of the most influential for the subsequent history of modern art. Widely regarded and celebrated as an “enfant prodige” by both his peers and generations to follow, together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael forms the traditional triad of the Renaissance masters. And yet, not many people know his story. Using both stereoscopic 3D cameras and the most advanced dimensionalisation techniques (but also available in 2D), along with commentaries by important critics and refined historical reconstructions, “Raphael – Lord of the Arts” will shed a light on his life and his exquisite craft that marked the passage from the Renaissance to the Mannerism and brought the figurative art to unprecedented heights.

Available from May 2017, till November 28th 2019 Pannonia Entertainment distributes this thrilling 3D art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.

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BOSCH – The Garden of Dreams

 

poster_artwork_bosch_100x70Under the direction of Jose Luis Lopez Linares, the documentary film focuses on the the most important painting by Bosch and one of the most iconic ones in the world: `The Garden of Earthly Delights’. It features artists, writers, philosophers, musicians and scientists, discussing the personal, historical and artistic significance of the picture, bringing back a conversation that was started 500 years ago in the court of the Dukes of Nassau (Brussels) when it was believed that the painting was commissioned by Bosch.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning 90 min documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, China and Denmark.

Available till 31th of December 2020.

 

 

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ART BEATS SERIES – St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D

 

Quad_Papal_BasilicasAfter the success of the Vatican Museums 3D and Florence and the Uffizi 3D, coming to cinemas St Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D. The new film production taking you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome and their treasures: St. Peter’s (one of the 25 destinations most visited by travellers from all over the world), St. John in the Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this compelling artistic documentary to cinemas in Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia. >> Read more…

ART BEATS SERIES – Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius in Milan

 

Leonardo-da-Vinci---the-GenFrom the Atlantic Code to the Last Supper. The greatest works of  the Master in Ultra HD 4K

Taking cue from the extraordinary exhibition-event dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci in Milan during EXPO 2015, and led by the greatest experts of his oeuvre, we will explore as never before the works and personality of one of the greatest artists who ever lived, with the power of 4K technology.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning exhitibition documentary from May 2016 to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

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Unique exhibitons and marvellous places of Italy

 

exhibitions---vaticaniUnique exhibitions and guided tours and spectacular documentaries on the big screen from great museums and marvellous places around the world – please click on the selected title to learn more.

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The Golden Jackal (The Kunság – The Secret Life of the Hungarian Puszta)

 

VadKunsag_fotok05In the middle of the Carpathian Basin, lying between the Tisza and the Danube, the landscape is like any other plain in Europe. It was once shaped by winds and rivers, today it bears traces of human activities. However, the Great Hungarian Plain is different. It has a secret life, where something interesting happens all the time…

Pannonia Entertainment distributes  this award winning Hungarian nature documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithouania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Greece, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Sweeden and China.

Available from 24th of March 2016 on DCP.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Teatro alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders 4K

 

webt_POSTER_Theater.Unprecedented access to one of the most exclusive temples of performing arts in the world and its fascinating story. A “place of spirits”, in which past, present and future intersect as in a wonder factory, where men craft their skills to produce art in its highest form.

Teatro alla Scala – The Temple of Wonders is an exclusive documentary shoot in 4K,  a journey through time and space to discover a marvellous place, where the most glorious pages in the history of music, opera and ballet have been written. Pannonia Entertainment distributes from February 2016 to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. >> Read more…

ART BEATS SERIES – Florence and the Uffizi Gallery in 3D/4K

 

Uffizi3Florence and the Uffizi Gallery in 3D | 4K is a multi-dimensional, multi-sensory journey into the Italian Renaissance through the most beautiful and representative works of art of the period created by the authors of “Vatican Museums 3D,” which was beamed to 2,000 screens across 60 countries in 2015.

A filmed tour of the city that was once the cradle of the Renaissance – and of its Museum par excellence – Florence and the Uffizi Gallery uses the most advanced 3D and 4K technologies (including aerial shots, complex long takes and cutting-edge dimensionalization techniques) to ensure a totally immersive and unique experience and allow the audience to see, listen, feel and savour the most outstanding and celebrated breedingground of creativity in the history of art.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. In addition to the Exhibitor rights above, Pannonia Entertainment has TV/Digital/VOD rights for the Pan-Eastern European region (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, ex Yugoslavia, and Poland).

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Art Beats Series – The Vatican Museums 3D

 

Quad_POSTER_TheCreation-1024x768An extraordinary voyage of discovery to see the most impressive collection of works of art built up over two thousand years of history. VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D, a SKY production in collaboration with the Vatican Museums Directorate, for the very first time brings Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, to show the masterpieces in these collections as they have never been seen before.

A unique, spectacular, fascinating event: the history of one of the world’s most famous, renowned museums, the history of us all. A mega-production by a team of 40 professionals who, in the magnificent setting of the Vatican Museums, traveled hundreds of miles while filming amazing night-time footage through the halls which house some of the most rare and precious works of art in the world, spanning all cultures and all epochs…

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, China and Baltics (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) and China.

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