Showing: Béla Tarr  
Family Nest

Béla Tarr’s debut feature—undertaken when the director was a twenty-two-year-old student at Balázs Béla Studio—is a raw, unflinching social drama that exposes Hungary’s broken domestic culture as well as the Communist regime’s byzantine policies.

Béla Tarr 1979

The Man from London

Adapted from Belgian mystery master Georges Simenon’s 1934 novel and codirected by Tarr’s wife, Ágnes Hranitzky, The Man from London centers on everyman railway operator Maloin (Miroslav Krobot), whose observation tower affords him a godlike view of the dockside terminus.

Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky Hungary, 2007
35 mm

The Outsider

Expanding The Family Nest’s investigations of domestic dysfunction and despair, The Outsider marks Béla Tarr’s maturation as a chronicler of the manifold ways that social pressure deforms individual aspirations.

Béla Tarr Hungary, 1981

Werckmeister Harmonies

One of the major achievements of twenty-first-century cinema thus far, Béla Tarr’s mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance.