Cairo International Film Festival congratulates the great Hungarian Director Béla Tarr who’s set to receive the Honorary Award as the Academy President and Board of the European Film Awards.
Worth mentioning Béla Tarr received the Career Achievement Award at the 44th Edition of Cairo International Film Festival

Béla Tarr is an award-winning film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born and raised in Hungary in 1955, Tarr graduated from the Budapest Theatre and Film Academy. He debuted his career with a series of documentary films that marked the early success of his filmmaking journey. Tarr’s melancholic approach in most of his films was emphasized by the black and white picture and the slow long-shot scenes. His realistic approach was constantly attained by having his films mostly headlined by unprofessional actors, which added to the philosophical outlook that marked his work.

Tarr’s robust filmography include: “Családi tüzfészek” (1979), “Panelkapcsolat” (1982), “Damnation” (1988), “Satantango” (1994), “The Turin Horse” (2011), “The Man from London” (2007), and “Missing People” (2019), to name a few.

Furthermore, Tarr became a member of the European Film Academy in 1997, and in 2003 he founded TT Filmmuheyly, an independent film workshop that operated under his leadership until 2011. In 2012, Tarr established the international film school, Film Factory, in Sarajevo, and later became a visiting professor at several film academies.  Béla Tarr received several national and international awards, as well as honorary doctorates and lifetime achievement awards worldwide.

His most remarkable awards include: Ernest Artaria Award for his film “Almanac of Fall” at Locarno Film Festival in 1984; FIPRESCI Prize and Best Director award for his film “Satantango” at Faro Island Film Festival, where the film was also nominated for the Best Film award. In 2005, Tarr’s film “Damnation” (1988), received the France Culture Award at Cannes Film Festival. He also received several awards from Berlin International Film Festival, namely; the Caligari Film Award for his film “Satantango” (1994), the Reader Jury of the “Berliner Zeitung” award for his film “Werckmeister harmoniak” (2000), as well as the FIPRESCI award and the Silver Bear for his film “”A torinói ló”.

Cairo International Film Festival is one of the oldest and most attended festivals in the Arab world and Africa. Furthermore, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) in Paris has accredited it as an “A” category festival, marking it the only one in the Arab and African region on the list.