Kornel Mundruczo

Kornel Mundruczo

Stage Director

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Kornél Mundruczó is a film and theatre director, the founder of Proton Cinema and Proton Theatre, the latter together with theatre producer Dóra Büki. He studied both acting and directing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest, and found his profession in the latter.

Kornél is an internationally acknowledged director whose works have been introduced in various international A-category film festivals. Among five films of his that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, his 2014 film White God won him the Un Certain Regard Prize.

Following the foundation of Proton Cinema, Kornél established Proton Theatre. As a theater director, Kornél tells about contemporary lives with a strong sociological reflection, and are often described as realist. It is essential to him that nothing is black and white, thus he explores reality through showing contradictions. His theatre plays are mostly international co-productions. He often works with the same actors in his productions, who also take part in the creative process.

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