February 2014, berlinale forum

Béla Tarr Presents Film Factory

During the Berlin International Film Festival Béla Tarr introduces his unique initiative called "The Film Factory" at the Hackesche Höfe Kino on Thursday 13. The Film Factory program is offered at the Sarajevo Film Academy of the University of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. It was developed in collaboration with leading international film artists including Carlos Reygadas, Tilda Swinton, Guy Maddin, Pedro Costa, Gus Van Sant and Fred Kelemen in order to promote an artistic approach towards filmmaking. The event, at which Director & Factory Dean Béla Tarr will be presenting the initiative’s work, is taking place in collaboration with the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and Berlinale Forum. Entry is free with a Berlinale festival accreditation.

"While there are more and more images everywhere around us, paradoxically, we perceive the increasing devaluation of this beautiful language every day. It is in this context that we are seeking to demonstrate, emphatically and convincingly, the importance of visual culture and the dignity of the image to the coming generation of filmmakers. Our aspiration is to working with mature filmmakers who think responsibly, with the spirit of humanism, artists who have an individual outlook, an individual form of expression and who use their creative powers in the defence of the dignity of man within the reality that surrounds us. Probing questions concerning our outlook on the world and the state of our civilization must impact the work of the new program in Sarajevo." (Béla Tarr) 13.02.2014, 4pm at the Hackesche Höfe Kino Tickets: 7 Euro, free entry with a Berlinale festival accreditation