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Béla Tarr

Born in 1955, Pécs, Hungary, is one of the most original directors around today. From works highlighting social issues, he moved towards spiritual films whose style, defined by long, sweeping shots, earned him worldwide acclaim.

Films such as Satan’s Tango (1994) and Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) are regularly screened at the world’s most prestigious festivals. Tarr works with a permanent team of film professionals that include his partner, co-director and editor Ágnes Hranitzky, composer Mihály Vig, and author and co-screenwriter László Krasznahorkai.

This same group was also involved in The Turin Horse, which won the Jury Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2011 Berlin IFF. (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)

Selected filmography

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