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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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