Film Series: THE TURIN HORSE with Thomas Elsaesser


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The Turin Horse

Directed by Béla Tarr
Not Rated, 149 minutes
Hungarian with English subtitles

In the latest and supposed last film from the now-retired Hungarian master Béla Tarr (The Man from London, Sátántangó), a prologue describes an encounter between Friedrich Nietzsche and a cab driver who is beating a stubborn horse. Overwhelmed, Nietzsche intervenes, which drives him to madness and sets in motion the sparsely defined events of the film. Shot in a mere thirty takes by Tarr’s frequent collaborator, Fred Kelemen, the film is rife with the director’s renowned long takes and exquisite black-and-white cinematography.

The Grand Prix Winner at the Berlin Film Festival.

Thomas Elsaesser

Introduced by Thomas Elasesser, international film historian and Professor of film and television studies at the University of Amsterdam.

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