MASTER CLASS – BÉLA TARR
Béla Tarr was born in Pécs in 1955. He is considered a master of contemporary cinema, whose films have attracted international acclaim and stimulated the interest of major thinkers of our time.
Tarr began his directing career in the late 1970s with an aesthetic close to realism as witnessed by films like The Prefab People and Almanac of Fall both of which garnered awards. He moved away from that approach in the masterpieces of his mature period like Werckmeister Harmonies and the The Turin Horse awarded with a Silver Bear, Jury Grand Prix at the Berlinale.
He retired from directing several years ago, preferring to devote himself entirely to training young filmmakers.