Andras Kovács

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Kovács, Andras


Born June 20, 1925, in Kide. Hungarian film director.

Kovács graduated from the College of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts in Budapest in 1950. For a number of years he headed the screenplay department of the Hunnia studio. He directed his first film, The Downpour, in 1960. He directed the feature films The Roofs of Budapest in 1961, The Stars of Autumn in 1962, Days of Cold in 1966 (released in the Soviet Union as The Roundup in January), and The Walls in 1968 (released in the Soviet Union as The Case of László Ambrucz). He directed the documentary Difficult People in 1964 and has done a number of film shorts.

The style of Kovács’ feature films which deal with moral and ethical questions and the theme of man’s responsibility to society and his own conscience, show the influence of the documentary. Kovács has been secretary of the Union of Cinematographers of Hungary since 1969.

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Some of the wittiest and politically balanced poems in Edes hazam were written by Transylvanians, by the poet-politician Bela Marko, Ferenc Andras Kovacs, and Peter Demeny.
And then, as if to tie us all together again--though sadly--he wrote of the recent death of Andras Kovacs, our mutual--and valued--friend when we worked together in Hungary, particularly, in Gyor, Kovacs' home town.
Our project provided Andras Kovacs a series of stateside consultants and in our nearly four years of activity made measurably significant improvement.
At one point in our roil of conversation, Andras Kovacs turned to me with a surprising question:
I couldn't have been more embarrassed than if Andras Kovacs were right there pointing a long forefinger at my forgotten promise.
In early 1999 I received an invitation from none other than Andras Kovacs who asked me to come back to Gyor and participate in the 50th Anniversary of Gyor's Communal Company in which our project was a recent and key element.
Further, there are entries on the work of the "great generation" of Zoltan Fabri, Karoly Makk, Miklos Jascso, Andras Kovacs, Peter Basco, Istvan Gaal, and Istvan Szabo.