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Macbeth is a 1982[1] Hungarian television film directed by Béla Tarr.[2] György Cserhalmi plays Macbeth while Erzsébet Kútvölgyi plays Lady Macbeth.[2] The film is composed of only two shots: The first shot (before the main title) is five minutes long, the second 57 minutes long.[3] It is considered to be a watershed in the filmmaker's artistic development.[3] The film was among the examples of the director's work screened at the Museum of Modern Art during a retrospective in October 2001.[4] The film has been screened during a retrospective held in honor of director Béla Tarr at the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival.[5]

Directed byBéla Tarr
Screenplay byBéla Tarr
Based onMacbeth
by William Shakespeare
Music byAndrás Szabó
Running time
62 Minutes



  • "Macbeth". British Universities Film and Video Council. n.d. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  • Meade, Fionn; Tarr, Béla (2007). "Béla Tarr". BOMB. New Art Publications (100): 34–39. ISSN 0743-3204. JSTOR 40427881 – via JSTOR. (Subscription required (help)).
  • "2011 :: Moscow International Film Festival". 2011. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  • "Film Exhibitions". MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art. 4 (8): 15–26. 2001. ISSN 0893-0279. JSTOR 4420628 – via JSTOR. (Subscription required (help)).
  • Rapfogel, Jared (2006). "Review: Family Nest by Béla Tarr; The Outsider by Béla Tarr; The Prefab People by Béla Tarr". Cinéaste. 31 (2): 62–64. ISSN 0009-7004. JSTOR 41689978 – via JSTOR. (Subscription required (help)).

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