Hungary – Joel Kormos, Tisza Mozi (Szolnok)

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Cinema for me is…

Joel in 10 frames

1. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
Inglorious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009).

2. What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
The Hand of God, Petite Maman, Last Night in Soho.

3. What does Europe mean to you?
Europe means opportunities for me. Endless beauty and learning. Exploring.

4. What do you like the most about your country that makes it unique?
Hungarian is one of the most complicated languages in the world, which means a great number of our poets and authors wrote some exceptionally unique poems and books. When a language is so rich in expressions, the art becomes more beauiful. It’s untranslatable, and only a few people can understand the real depths of them, which makes it even more exclusive and exciting. Reading hungarian poems from the 1930s is like goldmining.

5. Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it?
It’s a small cinema in Budapest, called Sugar Cinema. It has screening rooms named after the greatest directors, and they have great selection of films, from the big hits to cult-classics, and there are also artfilm screenings to. I love how comfortable it is. The staff is also very nice, there are discounts always.

6. What is your dream job in the film industry?
Screenwriter, and later a director.

7. Which film director would you like to be?
Andrei Tarkovsky.

8. Which film character do you most identify with?
Llewyn Davis from Inside Llewyn Davis.

9. Your favorite soundtrack or song?
The Legend of 1900 (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1998).

10. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
La Grande Bellezza.

Joel Kormos is the Ambassador of Tisza Mozi (Szolnok). Find out more about the cinema here.