Hungarian director Béla Tarr will obtain the Honorary Award of the European Movie Academy president and board on the thirty sixth European Movie Awards in Berlin on Dec. 9.
“With this award the European Movie Academy (EFA) needs to pay particular tribute to an impressive director and a persona with a robust political voice, who shouldn’t be solely deeply revered by his colleagues but additionally celebrated by audiences worldwide,” EFA mentioned on Wednesday. “Béla Tarr is the sixth filmmaker to obtain this recognition – earlier recipients have been Manoel de Oliveira, Michel Piccoli, Sir Michael Caine, Andrzej Wajda and Costa-Gavras.”
Born in Hungary, the auteur began experiments in filmmaking on the age of 16. His characteristic debut, Household Nest. In 1982, The Prefab Folks acquired a particular point out on the Locarno Movie Pageant. Tarr adopted that up with Almanac of Fall (1984) and Damnation, which was nominated for the primary European Movie Awards in 1988.
One among Tarr’s best-known movies is Sátántangó, a 450-minute adaptation of the novel of the identical identify by László Krasznahorkai, which was featured within the Berlin Movie Pageant’s Discussion board part in 1994 the place it gained the Caligari award. “It additionally exemplifies fairly properly Béla Tarr’s distinctive fashion, his movies following their very own rhythm, taking time in lengthy black-and-white pictures,” EFA highlighted.
The group additionally talked about his motion pictures Werckmeister Harmoniak and The Man From London, an adaptation of L’Homme de Londres by Georges Simenon with Tilda Swinton, which performed in competitors in Cannes in 2007, which had two years earlier celebrated Tarr as “Overseas Cineaste of the Yr.”
His 2011 movie The Turin Horse acquired the jury’s Grand Prix Silver Bear and FIPRESCI awards on the Berlin Movie Pageant and was nominated for the European Movie Awards.
In 2013, he based a movie college, generally known as “movie.manufacturing unit” in Sarajevo and moved there in 2016.