Hungarian directors

by ltarex | created - 17 Apr 2013 | updated - 20 Sep 2014 | Public

1. Zoltán Fábri

Director | Az ötödik pecsét

He was born in 1917 and between the two World War he finished his primary and secondary school. After them he graduated in the College of Fine Arts, which helped him later to be a production-designer. He liked to learn and joined the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. He bacame a director and actor....

2. Miklós Jancsó

Director | Csillagosok, katonák

Miklos Jancsó was born in 1921 in Vac, Hungary. His mother Angela Poparada was Romanian and his father Sandor Jancsó Hungarian. Jancsó received a degree in Law from the University of Cluj-Napoca in 1944. After fighting in WWII and a brief period as a POW, he chose to join the Film and Theater ...

3. István Szabó

Director | Sunshine

Istvan Svabo was the first Hungarian director to win an Oscar (Although a Hungarian-American director, Michael Curtiz [Mihaly Kertesz], also won an Oscar previously for directing Casablanca). He received the award for his 1981 movie Mephisto. In January 2006, it became public that he had been an ...

4. István Szöts

Director | Emberek a havason

István Szöts was born on June 30, 1912 in Szentgyörgyválya, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Emberek a havason (1942), Ének a búzamezökröl (1947) and Szerelmes szívek (1944). He died on November 5, 1998 in Wien, Austria.

5. Steve Sekely

Director | A Noszty fiú esete Tóth Marival

Hungarian-born director, a former journalist. From 1930 he made films in his own country, as well as in Germany. In Hollywood from 1939, he turned out mostly routine low-budget features for Poverty Row companies like PRC, Monogram, Grand National and Eagle Lion. Did arguably his best work on a ...

6. István Gaál

Director | Sodrásban

István Gaál was born on August 25, 1933 in Salgótarján, Hungary. He is known for his work on Sodrásban (1964), Magasiskola (1970) and Legato (1978). He died on September 25, 2007 in Budapest, Hungary.

7. Béla Gaál

Director | Az új földesúr

Director. He read law in Budapest, then in 1913 he completed the course on acting of the National Association for Acting. In 1914 he published a volume of poetry entitled Kóborlások. In 1918 he founded the Madách Theatre, which he became the director of. Between 1920-27 he is the director of Star. ...

8. Dezsõ Ákos Hamza

Director | Szíriusz

Loved drawing and painting at primary school, and decided to be an artist. He graduated as a drawing teacher. Worked as a journalist in the beginning, much of the time in foreign countries. In Paris he worked as an assistant director, when he knew R. Clair. In Hungary he founded a film factory in ...

9. Zoltán Várkonyi

Director | Simon Menyhért születése

Zoltán Várkonyi was born on May 13, 1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and director, known for Simon Menyhért születése (1954), Fekete gyémántok (1976) and Egri csillagok (1968). He was married to Vera Szemere and Dóra Fáy Kiss. He died on April 10, ...

10. János Herskó

Director | Két emelet boldogság

János Herskó was born on April 9, 1926 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Két emelet boldogság (1960), Vasvirág (1958) and Szevasz, Vera! (1967). He died on October 12, 2011 in Budapest.

11. Szabolcs Hajdu

Director | Bibliothèque Pascal

Szabolcs Hajdu was born on January 26, 1972 in Debrecen, Hungary. He is an actor and director, known for Bibliothèque Pascal (2010), Fehér tenyér (2006) and Ernelláék Farkaséknál (2016).

12. Béla Tarr

Producer | Werckmeister harmóniák

Béla Tarr was born on July 21, 1955 in Pécs, Hungary. He is a producer and director, known for Werckmeister harmóniák (2000), A torinói ló (2011) and Kárhozat (1988). He is married to Ágnes Hranitzky.

13. Márta Mészáros

Director | Örökbefogadás

Márta Mészáros was born on September 19, 1931 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a director and writer, known for Adoption (1975), Diary for My Children (1984) and Utolsó jelentés Annáról (2009). She was previously married to Miklós Jancsó and Laszlo Karda.

14. Ildikó Enyedi

Director | Teströl és lélekröl

Ildikó Enyedi was born on November 15, 1955 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a director and writer, known for On Body and Soul (2017), Simon mágus (1999) and Az én XX. századom (1989).

15. Attila Janisch

Director | Hosszú alkony

Attila Janisch was born on March 31, 1957 in Kecskemét, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Long Twilight (1997), Másnap (2004) and Zizi (1982).

16. Zoltán Huszárik

Director | Szindbád

Zoltán Huszárik was born on May 14, 1931 in Domony, Hungary as József Huszárik. He was a director and writer, known for Sinbad (1971), Tisztelet az öregasszonyoknak (1971) and Elégia (1965). He was married to Anna Nagy. He died on October 15, 1981 in Budapest, Hungary.

19. Pál Gábor

Director | Angi Vera

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1986.

20. Pál Sándor

Director | Herkulesfürdöi emlék

Pál Sándor is a renowned director and producer of both the Hungarian and international film industry. After graduating the Theatre and Film Academy as a film director, he worked from the mid-nineteen sixties in Studio 3 of Mafilm and close to twenty years in Hunnia Filmstudio where he was deputy ...

21. Gábor Bódy

Director | Amerikai anzix

Gábor Bódy was born on August 30, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Amerikai anzix (1975), Nárcisz és Psyché (1980) and Kutya éji dala (1983). He was married to Veronika Baksa-Soos (Veruschka Body). He died on October 25, 1985 in Budapest.

23. Miklós Erdély

Director | Verzió

Miklós Erdély was born on July 4, 1928 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Verzió (1979), Tavaszi kivégzés (1985) and Álommásolatok (1977). He died on May 22, 1986 in Budapest.

24. Pál Schiffer

Director | Cséplö Gyuri

Pál Schiffer was born in 1939 in Hajdúszovát, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Cséplö Gyuri (1978), A pártfogolt (1983) and Elektra, avagy bevezetés a kapitalizmus politikai gazdaságtanába (2003). He died on October 3, 2001.

25. Gyula Gazdag

Director | Elveszett illúziók

Gyula Gazdag was born on July 19, 1947 in Budapest, Hungary.

26. Tamás Almási

Director | Tititá

Tamás Almási is one of the most well known Hungarian documentary film makers. He has worked as an assistant director with István Szabó, Miklós Jancsó, and Zoltán Fábri. He graduated from Academy of Film and Theatre of Budapest in 1979.

He started his career as a feature film director, which has had ...

27. Ágnes Kocsis

Director | Pál Adrienn

Ágnes Kocsis was born in Budapest. She majored at Eötvös Lóránd University in Polish Language and Literature, Aesthetics, and Film Theory, then received a degree in Film Direction from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. Her three short films have been screened at numerous festivals; A vírus...

28. Kornél Mundruczó

Actor | Fehér isten

Kornél Mundruczó was born on April 3, 1975 in Gödöllõ, Hungary. He is an actor and director, known for Fehér isten (2014), Jupiter holdja (2017) and Johanna (2005).

29. György Pálfi

Director | Hukkle

György Pálfi was born on April 11, 1974 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Hukkle (2002), Taxidermia (2006) and Szabadesés (2014).

30. János Szász

Director | A nagy füzet

János Szász was born in Budapest in l958. He studied drama and stage direction at the Academy of Theater and Film Arts, and spent four important years at the National Theater Budapest. For the stage, he directed "Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen, "The Deer King" by Carlo Gozzi and "A Streetcar Named Desire"...

31. György Szomjas

Director | Falfúró

György Szomjas was born on November 26, 1940 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Falfúró (1986), Tight Quarters (1983) and Gengszterfilm (1999).

32. Benedek Fliegauf

Director | Csak a szél

Benedek Fliegauf was born on August 15, 1974 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Csak a szél (2012), Womb (2010) and Dealer (2004).

33. Géza von Radványi

Writer | Onkel Toms Hütte

Géza von Radványi was born on December 17, 1907 in Kassa, Hungary, Austria-Hungary as Géza Grosschmid. He was a writer and director, known for Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965), Európa nem válaszol (1941) and Mädchen in Uniform (1958). He was married to Mária Tasnádi Fekete and Eva ...

34. Ibolya Fekete

Writer | Bolse vita

Ibolya Fekete was born on January 23, 1951 in Pásztó, Hungary. She is a writer and director, known for Bolse vita (1996), Chico (2001) and Anyám és más futóbolondok a családból (2015).

35. András Jeles

Director | Álombrigád

András Jeles was born on March 27, 1945 in Jászberény, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Álombrigád (1989), A kis Valentinó (1979) and József és testvérei - Jelenetek a parasztbibliából (2004).

36. Péter Gothár

Director | Haggyállógva Vászka

Péter Gothár was born on August 28, 1947 in Pécs, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Haggyállógva Vászka (1996), Megáll az idö (1982) and Paszport (2001).

37. Lívia Gyarmathy

Director | Táncrend

Lívia Gyarmathy was born on January 8, 1932 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a director and writer, known for Táncrend (2003), Tisztelt cím (1972) and Recsk 1950-1953, egy titkos kényszermunkatábor története (1989). She was previously married to Géza Böszörményi.

38. Béla Balogh

Director | Elnémult harangok

In 1904 he was a member of the Népligeti Színkör (Acting Group of the People's Park) then he entered into engagement in the country as singer romantic lead and theatre director. Later he went to Budapest. In WWI he became disabled. After his discharge he played in Royal Orfeum and Crystal Palace. ...

39. Sándor Sára

Cinematographer | Sodrásban

Sándor Sára was born on November 28, 1933 in Tura, Hungary. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Sodrásban (1964), Könyörtelen idök (1992) and Feldobott kö (1969). He is married to Erika Szegedi.

40. András Kovács

Director | Hideg napok

András Kovács was born on June 20, 1925 in Chindia, Romania. He was a director and writer, known for Hideg napok (1966), A ménesgazda (1978) and Ideiglenes paradicsom (1981). He died on March 11, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

41. Márton Keleti

Director | A tizedes meg a többiek

He learnt directing from Pál Fejös, and László Vajda as an assistant director. In 1937 he made his first film followed by 2 other films in the same year, (A harapós férj, a Viki and Torockói menyasszony). Between 1939 and 1944 he couldn't make films because he was Jewish. After the 2nd WW, he made ...

42. Viktor Gertler

Director | Mária növér

Viktor Gertler was born on August 24, 1901 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and editor, known for Mária növér (1937), Changed Man (1938) and Az aranyember (1962). He was married to Erzsébet Sörös. He died on July 5, 1969 in Budapest, Hungary.

43. Frigyes Bán

Director | Zavaros éjszaka

Frigyes Bán was born on June 19, 1902 in Kassa, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Zavaros éjszaka (1940), Szegény gazdagok (1959) and Szent Péter esernyöje (1958). He was married to Kató Timár and Éva Vass. He died on September 30, 1969 in Budapest, ...

44. Róbert Koltai

Actor | A miniszter félrelép

Róbert Koltai was born on December 16, 1943 in Budapest, Hungary. He is an actor and director, known for A miniszter félrelép (1997), Sose halunk meg (1993) and Csocsó, avagy éljen május elseje! (2001). He has been married to Judit Pogány since August 7, 1971. ...

45. Tamás Sas

Director | Presszó

Tamás Sas was born on August 17, 1957 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Presszó (1998), Down by Love (2003) and Boldog születésnapot! (2003).

46. Imre Gyöngyössy

Director | Két elhatározás

Imre Gyöngyössy was born on February 25, 1930 in Pécs, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Két elhatározás (1978), Számüzöttek (1991) and Boat People (1987). He was married to Katalin Petényi. He died on May 1, 1994 in Budapest, Hungary.

47. Károly Makk

Director | Egymásra nézve

Károly Makk was born on December 22, 1925 in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Another Way (1982), Love (1971) and The Gambler (1997). He was married to Marianne Krencsey, Hanna Dömötör and Virág Dõry. He died on August 30, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

48. Péter Bacsó

Writer | Nyár a hegyen

Péter Bacsó was born on January 6, 1928 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. He was a writer and director, known for Nyár a hegyen (1967), Forró vizet a kopaszra! (1972) and Jelenidö (1972). He died on March 11, 2009 in Budapest, Hungary.

49. Gábor Herendi

Director | Valami Amerika

Gábor Herendi was born on December 2, 1960 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and producer, known for Valami Amerika (2002), Kincsem (2017) and Lora (2007).

50. Krisztina Goda

Director | Szabadság, szerelem

Krisztina Goda was born in 1970 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a writer and director, known for Szabadság, szerelem (2006), Just Sex and Nothing Else (2005) and Veszettek (2015).

51. Zsombor Dyga

Director | Köntörfalak

Zsombor Dyga was born on August 26, 1975 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and assistant director, known for Köntörfalak (2010), Tesó (2003) and Kész cirkusz (2005).

52. István Dárday

Director | Jutalomutazás

István Dárday was born on March 25, 1940 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a producer and director, known for Jutalomutazás (1975), A dokumentátor (1988) and Tükrözödések (1998). He is married to Klára Tóth.

53. János Gulyás

Cinematographer | Pofonok völgye, avagy Papp Lacit nem lehet legyözni

János Gulyás was born on September 2, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Pofonok völgye, avagy Papp Lacit nem lehet legyözni (1980), Túlvilági beszélö (1992) and Én is jártam Isonzónál (1986).

55. Géza Bereményi

Writer | Eldorádó

Géza Bereményi was born on January 25, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary as Géza Vetró. He is known for his work on Eldorádó (1988), A hídember (2002) and A tanítványok (1985). He has been married to Tünde Hámos since 1999. They have two children. He was previously ...

56. János Xantus

Director | Ki volt Schmidt Éva

János Xantus was born on November 7, 1953 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a director and actor, known for Ki volt Schmidt Éva (2005), Eszkimó asszony fázik (1984) and Szoba kiáltással (1990). He died on November 13, 2012 in Hungary.

57. Ferenc Török

Director | 1945

Ferenc Török was born on April 23, 1971 in Budapest, Hungary. He has received Béla Balázs Award, a state recognition for outstanding achievement in filmmaking. Török is a member of the European Film Academy. He is known for Moszkva tér (2001), Szezon (2004), Overnight, (2007), Isztambul (2011) and ...

58. Ildikó Szabó

Director | Gyerekgyilkosságok

Ildikó Szabó was born on November 24, 1951. She is an actress and costume designer, known for Gyerekgyilkosságok (1993), Chacho Rom (2002) and Hótreál (1988).

59. Ferenc Grunwalsky

Writer | One Day from Seven

Ferenc Grunwalsky was born on May 16, 1943 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and writer, known for One Day from Seven (1996), Vörös rekviem (1976) and Goldberg variácók (1992).

60. Ferenc András

Director | Dögkeselyü

Ferenc András was born on November 24, 1942 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Dögkeselyü (1982), A nagy generáció (1988) and A Szent Lörinc folyó lazacai (2003).

62. Gábor Dettre

Director | A színésznö és a halál

Gábor Dettre was born on September 24, 1956 in Debrecen, Hungary. He is a director and producer, known for A színésznö és a halál (1995), Black Lights White Shadows (1986) and Felhö a Gangesz felett (2002).

63. György Fehér

Director | Szenvedély

György Fehér was born on February 12, 1939 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Szenvedély (1998), Szürkület (1990) and Werckmeister harmóniák (2000). He died on July 15, 2002 in Budapest.

64. Péter Forgács

Director | Az örvény

Peter Forgacs (b. 1950) independent filmmaker and media artist based in Budapest. His works have been exhibited world wide. Since 1978 he has made more than thirty films. He is best known for his "Private Hungary" series of award-winning films based on home movies from the 1920s and 1970s, which ...

65. Péter Tímár

Writer | Mielött befejezi röptét a denevér

Péter Tímár was born on December 19, 1950 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Before the Bat's Flight Is Done (1989), Csinibaba (1997) and 6:3, avagy játszd újra Tutti (1999).

66. Péter Gárdos

Director | Szamárköhögés

After graduating from university, he joined the Newsreel and Documentary Studio as an assistant director, then as a director. He has directed a number of documentaries

67. István Homoki Nagy

Director | Macskakaland

Qualified with a law degree in 1937 and worked as a court clerk and subsequently as a lawyer. In the early 40's, he became a member of the International Photographers Association and joined the photographic section of the Natural History Museum. By the end of the decade, he was shooting footage for...

68. Marcell Jankovics

Writer | Küzdök

Outside of the field of animation, he is an expert on folklore, folk symbolism and graphic design, and has created artwork for a number of books on folk tales.

69. Ferenc Kósa

Director | Tízezer nap

Ferenc Kósa was born on November 21, 1937 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Tízezer nap (1967), Guernica (1982) and Hószakadás (1974).

70. Félix Máriássy

Director | Egy pikoló világos

Félix Máriássy was born on June 3, 1919 in Márkusfalva, Hungary. He was a director and assistant director, known for Egy pikoló világos (1955), Álmatlan évek (1959) and Imposztorok (1969). He was married to Judit Máriássy. He died on January 26, 1975 in Szöny, Hungary.

72. Gábor Zsigmond Papp

Director | Ketten Párizs ellen

Gábor Zsigmond Papp was born on December 21, 1966 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Ketten Párizs ellen (2015), Kelet-nyugati átjáró (2010) and Kémek a porfészekben (2009).

74. Sándor Simó

Director | Apám néhány boldog éve

Sándor Simó was born on August 7, 1934 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Apám néhány boldog éve (1977), Szemüvegesek (1969) and Gengszterfilm (1999). He died on September 4, 2001 in Budapest.

75. András Szirtes

Director | Lenz

András Szirtes was born on July 6, 1951 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Lenz (1987), Forradalom után (1990) and Sade márki élete (1993).

76. András Szöke

Actor | Vattatyúk

András Szöke was born on October 11, 1962 in Szentes, Hungary. He is an actor and writer, known for Vattatyúk (1990), Kiss Vakond (1994) and Citromdisznó (1993).

77. Pál Zolnay

Director | Fotográfia

Pál Zolnay was born on March 26, 1928 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Fotográfia (1973), Embriók (1986) and ...Hogy szaladnak a fák! (1967). He was married to Katalin Berek and Éva Schubert. He died on October 17, 1995 in Budapest.

80. Zoltán Kamondi

Director | Kísértések

He was born in 1960 in Budapest. After finishing his studies at the Faculty of Art, he went on to get a degree in film directing at the Academy of Drama and Film, where he graduated in 1988. He has won many awards with his short films at festivals. His greatest success was his examination film KIKI...

81. Judit Elek

Director | Retrace

Judit Elek was born on November 10, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a director and writer, known for Retrace (2011), A hét nyolcadik napja (2006) and Memories of a River (1990). She was previously married to Zsolt Kézdi-Kovács.



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