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Béla Tarr

Features

Monday, January 21 2013

The Best Independent / International Films of 2012

When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.


Reviews

Thursday, May 3 2012

Three Films by Béla Tarr: 'Almanac of Fall', 'Damnation' and 'Satantago'

In a period when cinema accelerated editing and prioritised visual effects that oversimplifed the narrative, Tarr downplayed story-development in favour of formal abstraction, which forced the audience to respond to and reflect upon the material on screen, rather than simply consume it.


Tuesday, March 20 2012

'The Turin Horse': The Daughter Abides

In Béla Tarr's "last" work, the characters' silence speaks to this gorgeously black-and-white film's focus on hardship and brutality, survival and exhaustion.


Monday, March 19 2012

Hungarian Master Béla Tarr's Austere, Atmospheric Masterpiece: 'The Man from London'

A visually stunning exploration of fatalism, morality, and temptation, The Man from London is as good a place as any to begin exploring the work of one of cinema's most unique and masterful auteurs


Thursday, August 7 2008

Satantango

Béla Tarr’s symphony to the possibilities of cinema, his answer to a cold, unfeeling cosmos by transforming the wretchedness of existence into a vision of wonder and beauty.


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