Krzysztof Zanussi - Doctor Honoris Causa


On 28 January, 2013 the Pázmány Péter Catholic University is going to award the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to the well-known Polish director, Krzysztof Zanussi.

Monday 28 January 2013, 11:00 am

Pázmány Péter Catholic University

1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi utca 28.

photo: Paweł Karnowski

This is the first time that such a high title is awarded to a Polish filmmaker in Hungary. The initiator of this project was the Institute of Communication and Media Studies, the Chair of which, Ákos Kovács, has been holding Krzysztof Zanussi up as a model for his students for many years and organized several meetings and film screenings. The host of the celebration is going to be the Rector of the university, dr Szabolcs Szuromi. To celebrate this occasion, the Hungarian national public service television will broadcast Illumination, the first movie made by Zanussi to be screened in Hungary in the seventies in the Polish Cultural and Information Centre, the predecessor of the Polish Institute in Budapest.