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Béla Tarr

© Sophie Dulac Distribution
A torinói ló

Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
2011 - Hungary / France / Switzerland - 2h35

Screenings : wednesday 24 - 10:30 am - Pathé - 1
In the 19th century, a father and daughter face the elements in their isolated home as their horse refuses to cooperate and their resources dwindle.
Béla Tarr's last film, A torinói ló (The Turin Horse), is considered to be his most pessimistic film. The film focuses on a father-daughter duo in a world without a future, as if waiting for the Apocalypse. Béla Tarr builds his film over three days and plays with repetitions but with slight variations. A torinói ló presents a form of heroism in its desire to show the possibilities of breaking out of the circle (synonymous with nothingness) of repetition through the courage of the living to face up to the unknown.

Cast : János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos
Screenplay : László Krasznahorkai, Béla Tarr
Cinematography : Fred Kelemen
Editing : Ágnes Hranitzky
Music : Mihály Vig

Production : TT Filmmûhely, MPM Film, Vega Film

French distributor : Sophie Dulac