Director: Béla Tarr
Section: Restored Classics
Country: Hungary, Switzerland, Germany | Year: 1994
Language(s): Hungarian | Time: 450 mins
The members of a small, defunct agricultural collective live in a post-apocalyptic landscape after the fall of Communism. On the heels of a large financial windfall, they decide to leave their village. As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone’s lives forever.
Béla Tarr studied at the Film and Television Academy in Budapest, after having completed his first feature-length film, Family Nest (1979). In 1981, he was one of the founders of Társulás Filmstúdió. Since its closure in 1985, he has worked as an independent filmmaker. In 2013, he founded the film school film.factory at the Sarajevo School for Science and Technology.