Hungarian director Kristof Deák talks about his Academy Award-winning short film “Sing”, and how it speaks volumes about the world we live in today.
In this extract from Mariusz Szczygieł’s “Not There”, the author visits The Dead People’s Shop in Budapest, Hungary, where he considers making a purchase.
In a small Slovakian village lived a local cobbler, József Balogh. He was a seemingly unremarkable man, yet the folk art he created outside his house was a joy to behold.
Throughout the 1990s, Budapest experienced a wave of armed robberies perpetrated by the so-called Whisky Robber. The man in question – a hockey goalkeeper named Attila Ambrus – became a national hero.
On this day in 1939, Poland was on the brink of war with Germany. But the country was also celebrating a famous victory over the footballing stars of Central Europe, Hungary.