Vienna is the city with the highest quality of living in the world – this was confirmed yet again in 2018. But the city’s immaculate façade made of Habsburg splendour, Sacher torte and snow-white Lipizzaner horses is only half the story. Many inhabitants do not fit into this picture and are hidden from sight owing to poverty and social hierarchies. Béla Tarr’s Missing People makes them visible again. Tarr’s magnum opus, Sátántangó, is widely regarded as one of the most important works in film history. And according to his director colleague Gus Van Sant, the Hungarian comes closer to the actual rhythm of life than virtually any other filmmaker. This is also true for his new project, which is his first time directing after a long creative break. Using just a few shots, Tarr shows these invisible people in the kind of place to which they would normally have no access. This work, created in the intersection of film, installation and performance, will be presented exclusively during the Wiener Festwochen – at the filming location itself. While the visitors remain amongst themselves, only traces of the protagonists are left behind. A powerful plea for humanity.
- Artistic Team
By Abdelaal Ahmed Shehata Faysal, Abedin James, Aghová Monika, Alkan Renate, Aradi Zsolt, Aranyosi Cintia, Aurel Dănăilă, Babušák Gabriel, Badić Amir, Balázs Ernest, Balint Peter, Balog László, Balog Nikolasz, Baluţă Ilie, Bancsók Ernő László, Bancsók Zsolt, Bense Attila, Bercea Cătălin, Berger Fütz, Bluma Christian, Böcz Balazs, Bogdán Iván, Bogdán Lajos Péter, Bogdán Viktória, Bogenberger David Georg, Bordás Tamás, Boros Zoltán, Bosmea Aurel, Bostorogu Adrian-Costin, Botoš Karol, Botošová Mária, Braunerová Ingrid, Brinsky Robin, Brugovszky István, Buljubašić Edis, Burai Attila, Causemann Vivienne, Cezar-Luzian Ivan, Cică Florin, Condrate Augustin, Cselényi Zoltán, Csergő Szabolcs, Csiki Zsolt, Csirke Mihály, Csizmás János, Damian, Deisenreiter Rene, Demmer Deniz, Diac Julian, Diaz Maja Juan, Dinca Florin, Dömenyi Ernő, Dono Július, Dragomirescu Sorina, Dubkowski Alex, Dufenzl Violetta, Duy Florian, Edelweiss Alicia, Eder David, Elisabeth, Endresová Monika, Epp Karl, Farkas Gergely, Farkas Marcell, Farkas-Csipkés Lajos, Fazekas Julianna, Fazekas-Gyermán Róbert, Fencz Günter, File Géza, Flicker Herbert, Florin Ramian Petra, Földes László, Gábor Milan, Galgoczi Norbert, Galicz Viktória, Gašparová Petra, Gebauer Béla, Genya Tomas, Gerin Werner, Gheorghe Nutu, Gherase Mihai, Ginzvean Rudolf, Gollner Johanna, Gombar Radoslav, Grundmann Max, Gstraimer Oliver, György László, Halper Jürgen, Herta Lupa, Hetesi Árpád, Holics István, Hornyak Ladislav, Horvath Andrea, Horváth Julius, Horváth Michelle, Horvath Stefan, Huber Maximilian, Huljev Sandra, Husaruk Margarita, Ibrahim Juan, Ibryamov Gyulbeyan, Ihsenak Ladislav, Imre Rosmarie Stefanie, Ionescu Pia, Ionuţ Toma, Iovanovic Todorior, Ivanov Nikola,Jaciut Rafael, Jacubicova Louisa, Jánosa László, Jánossa Tamás, Janschek Daniela, Johnson Jerry, Jovanović Tomo, Judex Fabian, Károly Tibor József, Kárpáti Zoltán, Kaso Stanislav, Kelemen Fred, Kocs Zoltán, Koller Petra, Kondakorová Magdaléna, Könemund Arlyn, Korntinal Erwin, Kos Vedran, Kostov Kamen, Kostova Dafina, Kőszegi Zoltán, Kovacs Hajnal, Kovács József Zsolt, Kovács Zoltán Attila, Krischan Michael, Kristófi Zsófia, Krska Zdenek, Kudzia Waldemar, Küllner Frank, Kurucsová Katarína, Kvasnica Dušan, Laczkó Gábor, Lajtárné Kovács Matilda, Lakatoš Pavol, Leitner Lyubov, Lengyel Lea, Liliana Saicu, Liska Filip, Lőrniczi János, Lucaci Alexandru, Mága Dezsőné Éva, Mahdjobian Dieter, Makrai László, Manzano Markó István, Matache Gabriel-Leonard, Mateička Dušan, Matoiu Claudio, Mayer Mario, Meklas Rafael, Meszarosová Anna, Meyer Marion, Milo Ján, Molnár Szilveszter, Molnárné Szilágyi Szilvia, Mörtel Gábor, Mücková Renáta, Murić Safet, Nagy Ádám, Nagy Iván Miklós, Nagy Pálma Liana, Negru Dumitru, Niederkofler Lee, Nikovics Tamás, Ocovanova Alena, Oláh Alexander, Olahová Denisa, Omerović Benjamin, Omorogbe Edna, Onac Marian, Onwusaka Monika, Orsós Miklós, Pacaj Adam, Parkes Helen, Peca Sorin-Virgil, Pepcsu Florian, Perepelin Igor, Petrov Lyuben, Petrova Elenka, Plačko Vladimír, Plascuka Nicole, Ponjević Milan, Pöschl Monika, Prader Georg, Püsök Tibor, Racs Ludislav, Rácsai Lajos, Raczová Katarína, Radnai József, Radu Teodoru, Ramović Amila, Reisinger Ivan, Reza Zayani, Rigová Valéria, Ristov Srebro, Ritter Dietmar, Romanowska Nicole, Rostás József, Rostás Lajos Attila, Rudolf Karalo, Rupnik Rene, Rusu Ardelean, Sagharichi Mohammad, Samková Andrea, Schalt Susanne, Schitta Daniel, Schmid Kim, Schmidt Violeta, Schranz Hubert, Schuster Gottfried, Šereš Ladislav, Shterev Dimcho, Spisák Gabriel, Spitt Hermann, Starz Hannes, Stelzner Hendrik, Stika Sabine, Stojková Eva, Stozinić Nikola, Strpsko Nikola, Stummer Ernst, Swirko Steven, Szabó Gyula, Szabo Mugur, Szajko Mikulas, Szász Edvárd, Szatmári Andrásné, Szedunka Szabolcs, Szeiler József, Szijártó Balázs, Szilagyi Alexandra, Szokaly Diana, Szőke Sándor, Sztojka Imre, Sztraka Ferenc, Taiwo Funmi, Takács Zoltán, Tarr Béla, Tayfur Bülent, Tóth Izsák, Tóth Janó, Tóth József, Tsymbuyanga Jean, Tüchler Hans Martin, Tvarůšková Marta, Ulz Valentin, Vadász Zoltán, Van Hien Bui, Varga Dávid, Varjú Péter, Vasilev Mario, Veres István, Vida Tibor, Víg Mihály, Vörös László, Walcz Tamas, Wangela George, Watzinger Ernst, Weber Denis, Widlak Doreen, Starkowski, Woletz Herbert, Wolftraud Mihali-Nagl, Yadin Kaya, Yavuz Sarikaya, Yildiz Alexandra, Zahortea Flaviu-Ionel, Zehliha Ali, Zöchlin Engelbert, Zöllner Michael
Commissioned by Wiener Festwochen
Premiere June 2019, Wiener Festwochen
Béla Tarr was born in 1955, in Pécs, Hungary. He began his career at sixteen as an amateur filmmaker. Later he worked at Balázs Béla Stúdió, the most important workshop of Hungarian experimental film, where he made his feature directorial debut. Tarr was the student of the Academy of Theatre and Film (Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem) in Budapest between 1977 and 1981. In 1981 he was one of the founders of Társulás Filmstúdió. Since its closure in 1985 he has worked as an independent filmmaker. During 1989 and 1990 he lived in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, between 1990 and 2011 he was an associate professor at the DFFB in Berlin, Germany. He became the member of the European Film Academy in 1997. In 2003 he founded TT Filmműhely, an independent film workshop which was led by him until 2011. TT Filmműhely produced his latest films and Tarr acted as producer on other remarkable filmmakers’ movies, for example Miklos Jancso. The international film school Film.factory in Sarajevo was founded by Tarr in 2012; he was the head of programme and professor till 2016. Tarr is a visiting professor at several film academies. In 2017 at Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, he developed the exhibition Till the End of the World, crossing between a film, a theatre set and an installation. He is the president of the Hungarian Filmmakers’ Association, member of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts, has been given the most prestigious Hungarian prize for artists, the Kossuth Prize and the Hungarian prize for filmmakers, Balázs Béla Prize. He was named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres and was honoured with several remarkable national and international awards, honorary doctorates and lifetime achievement awards.