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An illuminating and extremely rare documentary profile of one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, Bela Tarr. Filmed during the production of his final masterpiece, THE TURIN HORSE, TARR BELA: I USED TO BE A FILMMAKER features clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with longtime collaborators. From December 2008 until June 2010, Bйla Tarr gathered his “cinema family” near Budapest for his last film: THE TURIN HORSE. This shooting family, which has been collaborating with Tarr for years or even decades, includes Tarr's wife/co-director/editor Agnes Hranitzky, cinematographer Fred Kelemen (himself a director of some renown), scriptwriter Laszlo Krasznahorkai, musician Mihaly Vig, composer Akosh Szelevenyi's and lead actors Janos Derzsi and Erika Bok. TARR BELA: I USED TO BE A FILMMAKER offers an in-depth window into Tarr’s on set process. While filmmaking is "a feudal system" and “there is no democracy in art” as Tarr declares, I USED TO BE A FILMMAKER reveals collaboration is essential to the making of Tarr’s cinematic art. Granted all-access, French anthropologist/filmmaker Lamoure closely follows the construction of the main set and captures intimate exchanges between the director and his actors during rehearsals.

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