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The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

András Bálint Kovács


This book is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Béla Tarr's career through a close personal and professional relationship for more than twenty-five years. The book traces the development of Tarr's themes, characters, and style, showing that almost all of his major stylistic and narrative innovations were already present in his early films and that through a conscious and meticulous recombination of and experimentation with these elements, Tarr arrived at his unique style. The significan ... More

Keywords: Hungary, film director, Béla Tarr, Eastern Europe, films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231165310
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

András Bálint Kovács, author