Synopsis

A large, claustrophobic apartment is the setting for this intense chamber drama that is one of Béla Tarr’s most revered films. In this dense setting, the inhabitants of the apartment reveal their darkest secrets, fears, obsessions and hostilities.

Director

Béla Tarr
Béla Tarr was born in 1955 in Pécs, Hungary. At age 16, he began his career as an amateur filmmaker. He also worked as a shipyard handyman and porter. In 1977, he debuted with his feature film Family Nest. He is an associate professor at the Berlin DFFB.

Details

Production year: 1985 Original title: Öszi almanach Also known as Almanac of Fall DVD catalogue number: ART784DVD

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Out now on DVD & demand

GENRE: Drama

DIRECTOR: Béla Tarr

COUNTRIES: Hungary

LANGUAGES: Hungarian

Reviews


  • “The elaborately choreographed mise en scene is consistently inventive and unpredictable”

    Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader


  • “Startling”

    Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine


  • “Tarr’s slide into more dramatic fiction captures some of the basest human emotions in a way that only artists of his patience can, and we as viewers are rewarded by it”

    Jonathan Glen, Front Row Reviews

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