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Béla Tarr

© Hungarian Film Archive

Béla Tarr
1994 - Hungary / Germany / Switzerland - 7h30

Screenings : monday 22 - 10:00 am - Pathé - 2
Men and women wandering around an agricultural cooperative spy on each other, deceive each other, drink, dance and wait aimlessly in a space without a horizon. The return of one of their own, who they thought had disappeared, offers them a glimmer of hope and redemption at the end of the road.
Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) is Béla Tarr's monumental work, clearly for its length, but above all for the aesthetic pinnacle that this film represents. A true summary of his cinema, this film is an essential and dazzling cinematographic experience, revealing all the strength of the cinematographic medium. The story of men and women wandering in the limbo of an eternal Hungary, in search of a direction. On Béla Tarr's politics, Jacques Rancière wrote: “Béla Tarr links the break in the dominant narrative with an affirmation of anyone's ability. This is not, clearly, conquering and grandiose idea. But it is a coherent idea.” Beyond the pure stylistic exercise, the Hungarian director tries to rebuild human dignity in the face of the immorality of the modern world.

Cast : Mihály Vig, János Derzsi, Putyi Horváth, Erika Bók, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert
Screenplay : Béla Tarr, László Krasznahorkai
Cinematography : Gábor Medvigy
Sound : József Kardos, György Kovács
Editing : Ágnes Hranitzky
Music : Mihály Vig

Production : Mozgókép Innovációs Társulás és Alapítvány, Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion (VVF), Vega Film

French distributor : Carlotta