Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented at the first Hungarian Motion Picture Festival

The outstanding career of writer-director Géza Bereményi and actors Károly Mécs, Marianna Moór and Teri Tordai was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hungarian Film Academy Association. The award ceremony was held at the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival on Friday in Balatonfüred.

In his speech, Csaba Káel, the government commissioner responsible for the development of the Hungarian motion picture industry, emphasized that I would like to thank the artists for the numerous film experiences they have provided, and at the same time try to express their admiration with recognition.

Actor Teri Tordai was praised by his daughter, actress Lili Horváth. He stressed that although Terit Tordai was loved and respected by his fans as a diva, for him he was always the understanding mother, whom he preferred to see as a child without stage costumes, makeup and wigs. Lili Horváth also revealed that, as a teenager, she was disturbed when she was compared to her mother, but today she is very proud of the artist.

Csaba KáelPhoto: Bálint Hirling – Origo

Actor Marianna Moór was praised by cinematographer Balázs Sára, who listed the significant stages of the artist’s oeuvre. As he said, the film drama István Gaál, presented in 1964 in Sodra, was a defining film in the career of the actress. He said that in the film entitled Pansy, released in 1976 and directed by László Ranódy, a completely new character, unusual for his roles, Zsabamári, the evil village peasant woman, was formed by Marianna Moór.

Actor Károly Mécs was praised by György Ráduly, director of the National Film Institute-Film Archive. He recalled the most significant stages of the artist’s career, emphasizing that he was one of the greatest successes and most exciting filming of the film Sons of the Stone Heart, in which he was able to work with director Zoltán Várkonyi. As he said, Károly Mécs has appeared in thirty feature films and at least the same number of television films, many stage works.

Writer Géza Bereményi and film director were praised by Csaba Káel, the government commissioner responsible for the development of the Hungarian motion picture industry, who quoted Tamás Cseh: without the thoughts of Géza Bereményi, the musical genre he represented could not have been born. Csaba Káel, listing the significant stages of the awardee’s life, recalled the memory of their joint work when he worked as an intern in the filming of Eldorádó and Géza Bereményi entrusted him with the supervision of the film’s thousand-person statistics.

Géza BereményiSource: MTI / Gyula Czimbal

Géza Bereményi, awarded the title of Artist of the Nation, Kossuth-, József Attila- and Balázs Béla Prize-winning Hungarian writer, lyricist and screenwriter, film director was born in 1946 in Budapest. Among others, he is the screenwriter of numerous songs with Tamás Cseh, the screenwriter of Eldorado, The Disciples and the Bridge Man, and the screenwriter of Stop Time.

Károly Mécs, a two-time Kossuth and Jászai Mari Prize-winning actor, director, deserving and excellent artist, awarded the title of the Artist of the Nation, was born in 1936 in Budapest. He graduated from the College of Theater and Film in 1961. He starred in films like The Sons of the Stone-Heart Man, The Case of the Nosty Boy with Mari Tóth, The Two Floors of Happiness, or 141 Minutes from the Unfinished Sentence, but he also lent Edlington’s voice in The Cat Catcher.

Marianna Moór Kossuth and two-time Mari Jászai Prize winner, worthy and excellent artist, heir member of the Society of the Immortals, was born in 1943 in Budapest. He made his debut in 1957 in The Factor Unknown. He graduated from the College of Theater and Film in 1965. He has appeared in films such as St. Peter’s Umbrella, Two Floors of Happiness, What Did Your Majesty Do 3 to 5 ?, The Talking Gown, The Pendragon Legend, and The Fifth Seal.

Teri Tordai Kossuth and Jászai Mari Prize-winning, worthy and excellent artist was born in 1941 in Debrecen. He had already played as a college student in Márton Keleti’s Rainy Sunday (1962). He later appeared in works such as Good Evening Summer, Good Evening Love, What Did Your Majesty Do 3 to 5 ?, A Hungarian Nabob, The Pendragon Legend, Mephisto or The Red Countess.