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Béla Tarr

Bela Tarr, a Hungarian filmmaker born in 1955 in Pécsu. Tarr's 1979 feature debut Family Nest (Mannheim IFF, Grand Prix), ias a work of socialist realism clearly influenced by the work of John Cassavettes.

In late eighties Tarr's visual sensibility move from raw close-ups to more abstract mediums and long shots, but also his philosophical sensibility shifted from grim realism to a more metaphysical outlook. His masterpiece Satantango took over seven years to realize and finally appeared to international acclaim in 1994.


1978 Hotel Magnezit (short film)

1979 Családi tüzfészek / Family Nest

1981 Szabadgyalog / The Outsider

1982 Panelkapcsolat / Prefab People

1982 Makbet / Macbeth

1984 Öszi almanach / Almanac of Fall

1988 Kárhozat / Damnation

1990 Az utolso hajo (nowela w filmie City Life) (short film)

1994 Sátántangó / Satan's Tango

1995 Utazás az alföldön / Journey on the Plain (short film)

2000 Werckmeister harmóniák / Werckmeister Harmonies

2007 The Man from London