Almanac of Fall (Öszi almanach) (1984)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Hungary, 1984.  Screenplay by Béla Tarr.  Cinematography by Buda Gulyás, Sándor Kardos, Ferenc Pap.  Music by Mihály Vig.  Production Design by Ágnes Hranitzky, Gyula Pauer.  Costume Design by Gyula Pauer.  Film Editing by Ágnes Hranitzky.   Bela Tarr takes us inside a magnificent but crumbling apartment and examines the intimate lives of the characters who … More Almanac of Fall (Öszi almanach) (1984)

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On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) (2017)

ILDIKO ENYEDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Hungary, 2017.  Inforg-M&M Film Kft..  Screenplay by Ildikó Enyedi.  Cinematography by Máté Herbai.  Produced by Ernö Mesterházy, András Muhi, Mónika Mécs.  Music by Adam Balazs.  Production Design by Imola Láng.  Costume Design by Judit Sinkovics.  Film Editing by Károly Szalai.  Academy Awards 2017.  European Film Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.   A richly photographed film with as many quirky … More On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) (2017)

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Lionheart (1987)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Hungary/USA, 1987.  Hungaro, Mafilm, TaliaFilm II Productions.  Story by Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, Richard Outten.  Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Talia Shire.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Nanà Cecchi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, Richard Haines. One of the least well known of the many medievalish-themed films … More Lionheart (1987)

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Damnation (Karhozat) (1988)

BELA TARR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Hungary, 1988.  Hungarian Film Institute, Hungarian Television, Mokép.  Screenplay by Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Bela Tarr.  Cinematography by Gabor Medvigy.  Produced by Jozsef Marx.  Music by Mihaly Vig.  Production Design by Gyula Pauer.  Costume Design by Gyula Pauer.  Film Editing by Agnes Hranitzky.  Toronto International Film Festival 1988.   Visionary filmmaker Bela Tarr applies his languid, seemingly formless style to a story … More Damnation (Karhozat) (1988)

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Hanussen

BBBB (out of 5) Klaus Maria Brandauer is perfectly cast as a man who got all of Germanic Europe under his sway with his forceful personality and claims at clairvoyance.  Injured in battle during World War I, Klaus Schneider recovers and finds he has the ability to read thoughts, control others’ actions and predict the future. … More Hanussen

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The Turin Horse (A Torinoi Lo) (2011)

BELA TARR, AGNES HRANITZKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/USA, 2011.  TT Filmmûhely, MPM Film, Vega Film, Zero Fiction Film, Werc Werk Works, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Ministry of Education and Culture, National Cultural Fund, Hungarian Historic Motion Picture Foundation, Duna Televízió, Erste Bank, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG – SSR, CNC, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Eurimages.  Screenplay by Laszlo … More The Turin Horse (A Torinoi Lo) (2011)

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