The Shining (1980)
The critics loved to hate it. It failed to receive a single Golden Globe or Oscars nomination. Shelley Duvall, however, was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor, while Stanley Kubrick was nominated for Worst Director. Stephen King, author of the original story, was unhappy with the adaptation. Kubrick had arguably never experienced such a failure. Luckily, the film at least managed to turn a profit in the cinemas. Yet over the years, the reputation of the film improved and The Shining became a cult classic. A rather apt career arc for a psychological horror film. And a mystery.
This year, Bridging Europe is looking to connect United Kingdom to Hungarian culture. One special element of all the films featured in this series is that they each have a link to Hungary. In The Shining, you can hear excerpts from the music of Hungarian composers Béla Bartók and György Ligeti in the film's score.
In English, with Hungarian subtitles.
The discussions before and after the screenings are conducted in Hungarian.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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