Archive Cinema City 2012.


Genre: Short film
Country: 2004
Duration: 5 min

Director: Béla Tarr

Programme selection: Focus: Hungary


A 5 minute dolly shot of people waiting in line for food filmed in beautiful black in white accompanied by music by Mihály Vig. This short was Béla Tarr’s contribution to the Visions of Europe project.


Béla Tarr got into filmmaking as an amateur when he was 16. His early work soon attracted the attention of the Hungarian studios. His well-known TV adaptation of Shakespeare’s MACBETH proved that his work gained a distinct visual identity and metaphysical perspective, reminiscent of Tarkovski’s work. Soon after this, he created his most famous films: DAMNATION, SATANTANGO and WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES.


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