After witnessing a carriage driver whipping his horse, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche ran to the scene, threw his arms around the horse and collapsed—never to recover.
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Bio: Director and screenwriter. He began his career at sixteen as an amateur filmmaker. Debuting with the film FAMILY NEST, Tarr began his directorial career with a brief period of what he refers to as "social cinema", aimed at telling everyday stories about ordinary people. He is the president of the Hungarian Filmmakers’ Association, and has been given the most prestigious Hungarian prize for artists: Kossuth Prize. He was named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres and was honored with several remarkable national, international awards, honorary doctorates and life achievement awards.