Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Persona 2. Style in the Early Years 3. The Tarr style 4. The Tarr style in Evolution 5. Narration in the Tarr Films 6. The Characters Conclusion Filmography Select Bibliography Index of Names
Andras Balint Kovacs is professor of film studies at the ELTE University of Budapest. He has also lectured at La Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. He has published primarily on modern European art cinema, and his most recent book is Screening Modernism.
Much of the available commentary on the films of Bela Tarr is often confused and confusing. Andras Balint Kovacs cuts through this Gordian Knot with a comprehensive but detailed and precise analysis; this is film-writing at its very best. -- John Cunningham, author of Hungarian Cinema: From Coffee House to Multiplex