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Films created in Bela Tarr master classes were presented in Kaunas International Film Festival closure

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In the evening of October 9, Kaunas International Film Festival presented films, made in Bela Tarr two-day master classes at café “Suflerio būdelė, The 5th Kaunas International Film Festival and “MEDIA Desk Lithuania” arranged an event and invited 6 young film makers by giving them an exclusive opportunity to create with a legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr. Film professionals were able to develop their knowledge of how modern technologies influence filmmaking. Each participant lau...

Béla Tarr visits Kaunas with “The Turin Horse” and special masterclass courses

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Organizers of Kaunas International Film Festival have promised a surprise: a Hungarian film directorBélaTarr is coming back to Kaunas for the second year in a row. One of the famous master of auteur cinema is going to present his latest film “The Turin Horse”, winner of Silver Bear and FIPRESCI at this year's Berlin Film Festival. Moreover, an iconic director will take camera and teach young cinema trainees. B. Tarr has announced that “The Turin Horse is his final film. Director feel...

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...

THE TURIN HORSE at Cinedays, Skopje!

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  This week at 'Cinedays' in Skopje, Macedonia, during the 70 films in 10 days event, Bela Tarr's latest film (and final the director says), THE TURIN HORSE (2011) screened to local and international audiences. Bela Tarr is a loved auteur around the world and some even say, an 'apocalyptic' director.  The first time I had heard about Béla Tarr was from a Serbian filmmaker friend who told me that if I wanted to know some real avant-garde plucky cinema, I hadn’t lived until I had seen a Bé...

Q and A with Bela Tarr at RIFF

Q and A with Bela Tarr at RIFF 2011 after the screening of Tarr's latest film THE TURIN HORSE (2011) photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Q and A with Bela Tarr at RIFF

Q and A with Bela Tarr at RIFF 2011 after the screening of Tarr's latest film THE TURIN HORSE (2011)  

BELA TARR

Bela Tarr and president.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr received lifetime achievement award at RIFF

Legendary Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Reykjavik during RIFF, 2011. Film press and professionals, filmmakers, civilians and politicians gathered to celebrate the event.  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr received lifetime achievement award at RIFF

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.  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr award

Announcement of lifetime achievement award for Bela Tarr... President of Iceland on top left corner and back of Bela Tarr's head. lol 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

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

me and Bela Tarr at RIFF

My goofy pose with super cool and sweet Bela Tarr at the president's house in Iceland. 

THE TURIN HORSE is the official Hungarian entry for the upcoming Academy Awards

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At the meeting of the Hungarian Selection Committee for Academy Awards Entry held on the 31st August, it was announced that Hungary will enter THE TURIN HORSE by BÉLA TARR for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Press Release of Magyar Filmunió, Budapest, 1st September 2011 The members of the Committee were representatives of the following Hungarian professional organizations: Association of Hungarian Film Artists - Gábor Gelencsér, Hungarian Directors...

"The Man from London" by Béla Tarr

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Hungarian director Béla Tarr, a guest of the Cannes Festival in 2000 for the presentation of Werckmeister Harmonies in the parallel section, is competing for a Palme d'Or this year with his new feature, The Man from London. Adapted from a mystery novel of the same name by genre maestro Georges Simenon, it's the story of how the life of a solitary man, played by actor Miroslav Krobot, becomes a nightmare when he witnesses a murder. He finds himself confronted with sin, ethics, and punish...

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