• Fragment uitThe Turin Horse
  • Fragment uitThe Turin Horse
  • Fragment uitThe Turin Horse
All audiences Offensive use of language
Béla Tarr, 2011 146 minutes János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi Hungary Hungarian 19 November 2017 English

The masterful film by Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr bears all the hallmarks of his singular style including long takes, suggestive music, black-and-white photography and almost no dialogue. A trance-inducing work of unparalleled beauty. This special screening will be attended by director Béla Tarr.

1889. Somewhere in the countryside, a cab driver lives with his daughter and an overworked horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. The horse refuses to move, and the man and his daughter struggle through their daily schedule. Food and water grow scarce. Beggars and gypsies come to their door. The horse stops eating. Slowly, the apocalypse approaches.

THE TURIN HORSE examines the necessity of human coexistence and, at the same time, the powerlessness of the human race when faced with major change. Béla Tarr declared this film to be his last, and has retired from film-making.