Magazine article Screen International

Hungarian Director Béla Tarr to Close Production Company

Magazine article Screen International

Hungarian Director Béla Tarr to Close Production Company

Article excerpt

The director announced that his company TT Filmmuhely would be ceasing activity at the end of this month because its situation had become "untenable".

Hungarian director Bela Tarr has revealed that he is to shut down his production company TT Filmmuhely at the end of this month.

In a statement released by Tarr and his producing partner Gabor Teni, the acclaimed director, whose last film was the 2011 feature The Turin Horse, said he had had "no choice but to acknowledge that despite all our efforts our situation has become untenable".

The full statement read:

"We would like to inform our friends and colleagues as well as the public that TT Filmmuhely will suspend its activity and will close down its offices as of the end of May 2012. We have no choice but to acknowledge that despite all our efforts our situation has become untenable.

In the past nine years we have been working with responsibility and honour to the best of our knowledge and we have done our utmost to contribute to the development of the Hungarian and universal art of cinema. …

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