21  Anna Kornis

Anna’s first editing assignment ‘Family Nest’, was also the first feature film to be directed by Béla Tarr, whose own thoughts about the medium are included in this book. As you will read the strongest influence on Anna was that of Gábor Bódy who only made three feature films before his early death. His particular passion for the medium of cinema clearly left a deep impression on Anna.

I was born in Budapest. My father was a director of shorts and educational films and my mother was the financial executive of a film studio. When I was a kid we had no TV (or video like nowadays). The visual culture consisted of father telling a tale every evening with a special slide strip-film. It was very popular in Hungary. Each strip had fifteen ...

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