Budapest, Bread, and Hope

Faint Glimmers: My Dispatch from Budapest

Mindy Stern
5 min readApr 23, 2024

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Photo via Street Kitchen

“Is it Paris or is it communist Russia? Who knows?!” Colin Hanks

These days, thanks to lower wages and a lower cost of living — and studio heads’ need for more money — there’s a lot of Hollywood production in Hungary. On any given night, some celebrity or muckety-muck can be found sipping palinka at the Four Seasons Hotel…

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