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Szabadgyalog (Béla Tarr)

Béla Tarr

Cult director Hungarian Béla Tarr earned his fame with slow-moving black-and-white films that often consist of long shots, such as Damnation and his magnum opus Sátántángo, which lasts more than seven hours. His first three films with a quasi-documentary style and socially critical themes, contrast sharply with and remind us of John Cassavetes. In his debut Family Nest, for instance, a couple struggles with housing shortages. In The Outsider, one of Tarr's rare colour films, and The Prefab People, we see how relationships come under pressure because of the communist state system. In these last two films, Tarr adds an introspective dimension to the social themes that heralds his later films.

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