As long as at least Lav Diaz keeps making films there's still hope.
Oh my holy master, now that your reign has ended who is going to follow your unforgettable black-and-white cinematography and amazing screenplays in modern cinema? Forever in love with your work...
Yes, I feel the same. So few auteurs like Tarr that it was made all the worse when he retired :( As far as ex filmmakers, György Fehér has some nice films, and also collaborated with Tarr before. Twilight is my favourite of the two. I do see many similarities between Diaz and Tarr, both stylistically and thematically, but I find their films quite different in a visual sense. For me Lav's films aren't really pleasing on the eye, and I don't find his framing impressive. Thanks to Tarr and his collaborators, the tracking shots and framing are exquisite, and watching his films are things of bleak beauty. On the other hand, I can't say I enjoy the visual side of Diaz's films, but I guess in other elements he is close as to Tarr.
For those interested, 2 recent & fabulous books on Bela Tarr: The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes by András Bálint Kovács (http://www.amazon.com/The-Cinema-B%C3%A9la-Tarr-Directors/dp/0231165315/) & Béla Tarr, The Time After by Jacques Rancière (http://univocalpublishing.com/books/118-bela-tarr-the-time-after-by-jacques-ranciere) Also my own creative/ekphrastic response to Damnation & Satantango: (http://www.penny-ante.net/pa013.html) forthcoming from Penny-Ante Editions.
Where do I start? I own Satantango, The Man From London, Damnation, Werckmeister Harmonies and The Turin Horse
He's an absolutely fantastic director and a genius, but man based on his movies I would never invite him to a dinner party.
Of all of the masterful auteurs of cinema, past and present, there isn't a director I will miss more than Tarr. His final five films have been on a whole different level, and there will be a big hole in cinema now he has retired. Maybe Lav Diaz is our only 'hope' for this kind of cinema.
es difícil decidir qué es mejor, si el cine de tarr o sus reflexiones. tal vez sea inútil diferenciar: son lo mismo parten de la misma energía y están dirigidos contra la misma estupidez y falsedad que nos rodea. sin duda, EL acontecimiento cinematográfico de la ciudad de méxico del 2011: su retrospectiva y su inolvidable presencia. se agradece ¿a quién? que existan personas con esos tamaños --y una cámara para filmar
Missing : Utolsó Hajó (imdb link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264139 ), nice short film.
Magic, hypnotic, time flows slowly and people, and their histories, are only dreams within a dream.
The Prefab People gave me a delightful sense of emptiness. Glad to see films that "show it like it is."
“The people of this generation know information-cut, information-cut, information-cut. They can follow the logic of it, the logic of the story, but they don't follow the logic of life.”