Kornél Mundruczó

Director in Bluebeard's Castle / Winterreise

Biography

Education
Acting (1998) and directing (2003) at the Hungarian University of Film and Drama. Cinefondation scholarship vor scriptwriting at the Festival in Cannes (2003); the Nipkow fellowship in Berlijn (2005).

Career
Film:
This I wish and nothing more (film, 2000); AFTA – Day after day (short film 2001); Pleasant days (film, 2002); Little Apocrypha no. 1 (short film, 2002); Joan of Arc on the Night Bus (short opera, 2003); Little Apocrypha no. 2 (short film, 2004); Los and Found – Short Lasting Silence (short film, 2005); Johanna (film, 2005); DELTA (film, 2008); TENDER SON – The Frankenstein Project (film, 2010).

Theater:
Disgrace (2012), theatre performance based on the novel of J.M. Coetzee; Hard to be a God (2010); Frankenstein-project (2007).

These plays have been presented at festivals amongst others Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels), Malta Festival (Poznan, Poland), Festival d’Avignon (France), HAU 2012 (Berlin), Romaeuropa Festival (Rome), Alkantara Festival (Lissbon), Theater der Welt (Essen), De Internationale Keuze (Rotterdam), Novart Festival (Bordeaux), dunaPart (Budapest), POT Festival 2011 (Tallinn), La Batie – Festival de Génève, Adelaide Festival (Australia).

Highlights
Member of the European Film Academy since 2004. Owner of the production company Proton Cinema since 2003, established Proton Theatre as independant theatre company since 2009 with Dóra Büki.

Prizes
Several nominations and honours of e.g. Cannes Film Festival, Hungarian Film Week, Sarajevo Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, Porto Fantasporto.

Last update on 22 April 2013

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Bluebeard’s Castle/Winterreise is a unique combination of two great classical works, whose central theme is human loneliness. In Bartók’s only opera, the curiosity of the recently married young Judith leads her to discover Duke Bluebeard’s terrible secret....
Composer: Béla Bartók, Franz Schubert
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Director: Kornél Mundruczó

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