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13th December, 2018

Cannes-winning director Kosa dies

Film director Ferenc Kosa, a former MP and a member of the Hungarian Art Academy, died in his 82nd year on Wednesday.

Kosa had a prominent role in the renewal of Hungarian motion picture art when he began his career in the 1960s.

His college diploma work 10,000 nap (“10,000 Days”) – which called the 1956 events a revolution and was therefore banned for years – won the Best Director prize at the 1967 Cannes film festival.

From 1990 to 2006 Kosa was an MP with the Socialist Party. (hvg.hu; atv.hu; inforadio.hu; hirado.hu; 24.hu; origo.hu)
13th December, 2018

Hosszu wins second world gold

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu won her 15th short-course world championship gold medal on Wednesday, winning the 200-metre butterfly event in Hangzhou.

It was Hosszu’s second gold medal of the tournament, as she also won the 400-metre medley title on Tuesday.

One hour later Hosszu won the silver medal in the 100-metre backstroke behind Olivia Smoliga of the US. (origo.hu; infostart.hu; 24.hu; index.hu; blikk.hu)

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