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Hungarian legend Bela Tarr wins FIPRESCI AWARD at PSIFF for 'The Turin Horse'.

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At the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI AWARD went to the Hungarian film 'The Turin Horse' (2011), Hungary 's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the latest and last film by the legendary auteur director Béla Tarr. I interviewed Mr. Tarr, Béla in September while in Reykjavik during the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) where he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Golden Puffin Award for greatness in filmmaking from the Ice...

RIFF 2011 awards and coverage

A cozy situation in the president of Iceland's house... President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Bela Tarr, IndieWire's Alena and the beautiful house pet :-) photo by Vanessa McMahon

Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Posing for photos in the president's house during RIFF 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr's Puffin Statue

Bela Tarr's Puffin Statue for Lifetime Achievement awarded by the Icelandic president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson  photo by Vanessa McMahon  

Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Legendary Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Reykjavik during RIFF, 2011. Film press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians gathered to celebrate the event. In this photo, Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Legendary Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Reykjavik during RIFF, 2011. Film press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians gathered to celebrate the event. In this photo, Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr received lifetime achievement award at RIFF

Director Bela Tarr receives lifetime achievement award at president of Iceland (Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson) house during RIFF. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr received lifetime achievement award

Director Bela Tarr receives lifetime achievement award at president of Iceland (Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson) house during RIFF. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

The president of Iceland and me :-) During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Ania and Stjepan

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

me and the Iceland flag

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

meeting and greeting the president of Iceland

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The press at RIFF

The press gather at the president's house.  During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The president's desk

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

In Iceland's president's house with RIFF

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland. photo by Vanessa McMahon

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