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Tarr Béla, I Used to Be a Filmmaker (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 July 2013 (France)
An illuminating and extremely rare documentary profile of one of the great filmmakers of our time, Bela Tarr. Filmed during the production of The Turin Horse, his final film, Tarr Bela: I ... See full summary »

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An illuminating and extremely rare documentary profile of one of the great filmmakers of our time, Bela Tarr. Filmed during the production of The Turin Horse, his final film, Tarr Bela: I Used To Be A Filmmaker features clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with longtime collaborators such as Mihaly Vig, Erika Bok and Tarr's wife and co-director Agnes Hranitzky. Written by Anonymous

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For die hard Tarr fans and directors this is a must see
4 August 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This documentary is a really practical on set observation of Tarr, his craft and the collaboration with the other crew and actors. If you want a review of his films and analysis and documentary style interviews you won't find it here but that wasn't really what I was after.

I believe it's the only documentary ever made on set and whats's great about this documentary is that the massive majority of the footage is from the set, in fact even before the house that was used was built we see them planning it's construction. It's all the more poignant as it is his final film, something he was conscious of and telling the crew at the time of it's creation.

For anyone that has watched all of Tarr's films, I found the small section with Erika Bók very touching to hear about how important Tarr and his wife had been in her life.


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