Béla Tarr

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Béla Tarr (born 21 July 1955) is a Hungarian filmmaker. Debuting with the film Family Nest (1977), Tarr began his directorial career with a brief period of what he refers to as "social cinema", aimed at telling mundane stories about ordinary people, often in the style of cinema vérité. Over the next decade, the cinematic style and thematic elements of his films changed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Béla Tarr has received more than 451,076 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Béla Tarr is the 298th most popular film director (down from 278th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Hungary (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Hungarian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Béla Tarr ranks 298 out of 1,580Before him are Ousmane Sembène, Ken Russell, Barbet Schroeder, Jean Rouch, Jiří Trnka, and Oskar Fischinger. After him are King Vidor, Richard Brooks, Ishirō Honda, Alf Sjöberg, Makoto Shinkai, and Leo McCarey.

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Among people born in 1955, Béla Tarr ranks 59Before him are Zucchero Fornaciari, Toninho Cerezo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Emine Erdoğan, Sergey Shoygu, and José Antonio Camacho. After him are Meles Zenawi, Egils Levits, Safet Sušić, Jean Tigana, Eddie Van Halen, and Griffin Dunne.

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Among people born in Hungary, Béla Tarr ranks 161 out of 696Before him are Gyula Zsengellér (1915), Géza Lakatos (1890), Hans Richter (1843), István Sándorfi (1948), Yolanda of Poland (1235), and George Szell (1897). After him are Ingenuus (200), Hannah Szenes (1921), Michu Meszaros (1939), Ferenc Deák (1803), Joseph Kosma (1905), and Attila József (1905).


Among film directors born in Hungary, Béla Tarr ranks 4Before him are Michael Curtiz (1886), István Szabó (1938), and Miklós Jancsó (1921). After him are Adolph Zukor (1873), Márta Mészáros (1931), Ladislao Vajda (1906), Ján Kadár (1918), László Benedek (1905), Charles Vidor (1900), Zoltán Fábri (1917), and Ildikó Enyedi (1955).