Feature - International / UK premiere

Turin Horse (A torinói ló)

  • Béla Tarr /
  • Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, United States of America /
  • 2010 /
  • 146 mins

János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos

This Berlinale 2011 Silver Bear winner is rumoured to be the swansong from the Hungarian master.

In Turin, in 1889, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once stopped a cab driver from whipping his horse, and promptly collapsed, living his remaining ten years in more or less demented silence. A stunningly composed, leisurely fable. Béla Tarr is one of EIFF 2011 guest curators; he’s programmed a trio of little known (in the UK) masterpieces of Hungarian Cinema.

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