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