Béla Tarr

Born Today
Home/Béla Tarr
Béla Tarr
Béla Tarr
Worked like:
Born:
July 21, 1955
Country:
Awards:
19 wins & 6 nominations.
Position in rating:
Some Facts
President of the Association of Hungarian Film Artists (Magyar Filmmüvész Szövetség) since 2012.
Founded a film school (film.factory) in Sarajevo 2013.
Attended film school after he made his first movie.
He originally wanted to be a philosopher and considered film making to be a hobby.
In the 2012 Sight&Sound poll of the greatest films of all time, Tarr listed his favorite films as: Aleksandr Nevski (1938), Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), Frenzy (1972), M (1931), Man with a Movie Camera (1929), Passion of Joan of Arc (1927), The Round-Up (1966), Tokyo Story (1953) and Vivre Sa Vie (1962).
Personal Quotes
I don't care about stories. I never did. Every story is the same. We have no new stories. We're just repeating the same ones. I really don't think, when you do a movie that you have to think about the story. The film isn't the story. It's mostly picture, sound, a lot of emotions. The stories are just covering something.
Share this
If you are a real filmmaker you have to have your own style, your own language. Which is depending on your cultural background, your history, and your budget of course, and a lot of things what you already have. Because as I see, what I think, filmmaking is a kind of reaction to the world-you're just telling people how you see the world, from your point of view of course. But, you know, that's the reason why I do not listen for the other circumstances, what the other people are doing-because it's impossible to follow someone, impossible to say OK this is a trend, or what we would like to keep it or-it's definitely fake, wrong way. You have to be yourself, you have to tell everything from your side and you do have to have your own language; and if you have your own language you don't care about the world and anything really and that's what I feel, what I learned during these 34 years.
Share this
I have nothing to do with the filming community in Budapest. They don't like me, because I don't make conventional films. I can't talk with them about films, because I live and think differently than them. They are film makers and I am not. I don't know what I am.
Share this
[on The Turin Horse] You are doing always the same thing every day, but every day is a little bit different, and the life is just getting weaker and weaker, and, by the end, disappears. This is what this movie shows you.
Share this
Without light in the darkness you cannot make movies.
Share this
Celebs News
Kristen Bell sharing her beauty secrets
Kristen Bell sharing her beauty secrets
Date | 2015-06-01 06:32:59
  The gorgeous and beautiful actress Kristen Bell shares her beauty secrets on The Earth Day. According to the actress, she drinks three gallons of water a day as she has developed this unquenchable thirst as a lot of... Read More
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are definitely into each other
  Taylor Swift definitely all set for her 1989 world tour in Tokyo yet we sure get the news about both Taylor and Calvin Harris making the most of their time, before she finally hits the road and gets... Read More
Directorial Debut of Russell Crowe ‘The Water Diviner’ is something worth waiting for
It definitely fascinates all of us, when an actor decides to sit in a director's chair because whether the result, will be good or bad, that only time can tell! The reason why may actors wish to get... Read More
Born in 1955
J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
January 09, 1955
John Wesley Shipp
John Wesley Shipp
January 22, 1955
Debra Jo Fondren
Debra Jo Fondren
February 05, 1955
Popular Celebrities