Family Nest (1979)

Highly Recommended
Hungary
Feature Film
Original Title: Családi tüzfészek
Writer/Director: Tarr Béla
Cinematography: Pap Ferenc
Composers: Móricz Mihály, Szörényi Szabolcs, Tolcsvay László
Cast: Horváth Lászlóné, Horváth László, Kun Gábor, Ifj. Kun Gábor, Kún Gáborné, Szekeres Jánosné, Korn József, Irén Rácz, Oláh Jánosné, Horváth Krisztina, Kádár Adrienn

Tarr’s scintillatingly scarifying debut, an impassioned polemic (that never feels polemical), brilliantly captures, in an unrelenting series of handheld close-ups, a family’s implosion, caused by Hungary’s hopelessly bureaucratic housing policies, which led to a situation where three generations of one family were forced to cohabit in a one bedroom flat. Iain.Stott