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Berlinale Special 2012: Series of Talks at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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 For years, discussions with filmmakers directly after the screenings of their films have been a special attraction of the festival experience for many Berlinale visitors. With the establishment of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele as a new venue in 2012, the Berlinale now has the opportunity to use this space to expand discussions between filmmakers and the audience. “Some topics simply demand more attention and a broader platform than the time allotted to them usually allows,” comments Fes...

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...

“Say Goodbye to the Story”: Leitmotif of the Berlinale Shorts

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27 films from 22 countries will be competing for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear Jury Prize, the DAAD Short Film Award and a short film nomination for the European Film Prize. German actress Sandra Hüller, Palestinian artist Emily Jacir as well as filmmaker David OReilly will be picking the winners in 2012: International Short Film Jury: Sandra Hüller (Germany) After ten years in the business, renowned and prize-winning actress of the screen and stage Sandra H...

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 receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011

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 BELA TARR receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011  The legendary, exemplary, unconventional and inspiring filmmaker Bela Tarr traveled from his native Hungary to Reykjavik, Iceland last week during the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) to receive the honorary award for Lifetime Achievement for greatness in filmmaking. The president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, awarded a statue of the nation's symbolic puffin to an emotionally touched Bela. The ce...

Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011

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  BELA TARR receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011    The legendary, exemplary, unconventional and inspiring filmmaker Bela Tarr traveled from his native Hungary to Reykjavik, Iceland last week during the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) to receive the honorary award for Lifetime Achievement for greatness in filmmaking. The president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, awarded a statue of the nation's symbolic puffin to an emotionally ...

me and Bela Tarr at RIFF

me and my goofy pose with cool and sweet Bela Tarr at the president's house in Reykjavik.STAY TUNED FOR ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW WITH BELA COMING UP!  

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...

Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize)

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  At the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale, Germany, February 10-20, 2011) the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) has been presented to:   "The Turin Horse" (A Torinói Ló) by Béla Tarr (Hungary, 2010) (International Competition)   "Top Floor Left Wing" (Dernier étage gauche gauche) by Angelo Cianci (France, Luxemburg, 2010) (Panorama)   "Heaven's Story" by Zeze Takahisa (Jap...

Bela Tarr

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Just got a box set, cant wait to watch his films again!! ...

A conversation with Bela Tarr - the famous Hungarian filmdirector.

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On the margin of the 39th Budapest Film Week a conversation with Bela Tarr - the famous Hungarian filmdirector.Brigitta Bokor (Q): Recently when people are talking about Hungarian films, they usually mention your name - Bela Tarr. How do you deal with the fact there was no Tarr movie at the 39th Budapest Film Week competition and even the opening film - which supposed to be your "The Man from London" -- was cancelled? Béla Tarr (A):In fact we would have liked to be part of the Week, ...

A conversation with Bela Tarr, Hungarian filmdirector

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On the margin of the 39th Budapest Film Week: a conversation with Bela Tarr - the famous Hungarian filmdirector.BudapestBrigitta Bokor (Q): Recently when people are talking about Hungarian films, they usually mention your name - Bela Tarr. How do you deal with the fact there was no Tarr movie at the 39th Budapest Film Week competition and even the opening film – which supposed to be your “The Man from London” -- was cancelled? Béla Tarr (A):In fact we would have liked to be part of the We...

BestOff 99-08 Film Festival’s Green Ravens handed out

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February 9th, Saturday night the annual award ceremony of Hungary’s Student Jury took place at one of the most recognized art cinemas of the capital, Toldi. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of participating in the Hungarian Film Week, the National Student Jury held its own festival after the wrap-up of the 39th Film Week. During the event, the Green Raven awards of the 39th Film Week were handout out in six categories but this year a new award has been added to the list.The National Student Ju...

"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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