Masters of Cinema – 2019 Selection

Two legendary European auteurs Liliana Cavani and Béla Tarr are this year’s Masters of Cinema at VallettaFilm Festival. Both will attend the festival for the first time, presenting their work in person.

Liliana Cavani 

Italian director Liliana Cavani is renowned for her rich visual language. With a plethora of titles under her belt, she is best known for her erotic psychological thriller The Night Porter, which created a sensation on both sides of the atlantic when it was released in 1974. The film stars Dirk Bogarde – who, as an aside was in Malta in 1954 to film the war drama They Who Dare – and Charlotte Rampling.

The Night Porter screens Monday 17 June at Spazju Kreattiv, with Cavani in conversation.

The director will also host an hour-long Masterclass on Tuesday 18th June at Valletta Campus Theatre.


Béla Tarr

Hungarian director Bela Tarr whose mesmerizing long-takes, socio political commentary and distinctive cinematic voice have earned him international critical acclaim will arrive in Valletta on Friday 21 June 2019.

On that day he will attend a screening of his last film The Turin Horse at the cinema of Spazju Kreattiv.

A  day later, on Saturday 22 June he will host a will host a Masterclass at The Phoenicia.