The Hungarian Cube

Composer Andre Hajdu has six sons: religious and atheists, left and right wing, intellectuals and businessmen, and himself, a complete piece torn apart, containing the source of all those contradictions which exist between his sons, managing to channel them into his troubled musical work.


Israel Prize winner, composer Andre Hajdu, is a multi-faceted man. Just like the Hungarian Rubric’s cube where a new color is revealed when you turn it at different angles, so is Hajdu’s complex and rich biography. Throughout his life, Andre positioned himself as an outsider and has been able to use those contradictions as a tool for growth and a well for inspiration. He combines an uncompromising Orthodox religious life with a bold avant-garde artistic expression. This is a choice that often puts him in an awkward position in the religious world in which he lives as well as in the circles of composers and academics amongst.


Verzio International Film Festival, Hungary, 2014
Budapest Israel Film Festival, Hungary, 2014
Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA, 2014
Banff Centre, Canada, 2014
Holocaust Film Series, Melbourne, Australia, 2014
The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, 2013


Micha Shagrir / Gilad Inbar

Micha Shagrir