Czech Summer Film School presents a complete retrospective of Béla Tarr’s work.
The Association of Czech Film Clubs (ACFK), as the main organizer of the event, recognizes Tarr with the Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement in World Cinema.
Since 1964 the Uherske Hradiste Summer Film School aims to widen the horizons of film fans, high school and university students in the field of film art and different contexts of cinematography. Today, as the second largest movie event in the Czech Republic, Summer Film School is visited by thousands of primarily young audience every year.
The 36th edition, running between 23-31 July, introduces outstanding Czech and foreign filmmakers including Béla Tarr. The Hungarian director’s entire body of work, 12 films will be shown at the Summer Film School.
“Hungarian film director Béla Tarr is for many viewers the last outstanding film philosopher who continues the work of legendary filmmakers such as Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman and Andrej Tarkovskij. This complete retrospective will show the audience the unique context of his work linked to an extreme change-over from documentary style he was using in his early films to perfect visual style of top metaphysical late films” - organizers comment.
The screening of Werckmeister Harmonies on 30 July will be introduced by Tarr himself and Summer Film School audience will have the opportunity to meet the director at a Q&A following the show. On the occasion of the retrospective, the Association of Czech Film Clubs will give Béla Tarr the Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement in World Cinema.
The Summer Film School’s Visegrad Horizon programme, the cinematographic meeting-point of the four CE countries, shows Roland Vranik’s Transmission and Szabolcs Hajdu’s Bibliotheque Pascal purchased for Czech distribution by the Association of Czech Film Clubs. Szabolcs Hajdu will present the Czech premiere of his latest film in Uherske Hradiste.
The film selection entitled "Football Fever", showing the world’s most popular sport as the object of moving picture, includes Péter Timár’s comedy 6:3.