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Béla Tarr

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Werckmeister harmóniák

Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
2000 - Hungary / Italy / Germany - 2h25

Screenings : saturday 27 - 2:00 pm - Pathé - 1 - presented by Sophie Charrier - sportive and Pierre Pucelle - film teacher
In a small Hungarian town, János, a naive young postman, witnesses the arrival of a strange travelling circus that seems to obsess the villagers. He tries to keep order in the town, which is increasingly disrupted by the event.
“You get drunk on black and white shots of a rare aesthetic beauty, both miserable and heady, mixed with gold and darkness. Béla Tarr is unmatched in recording the absurdity of human fate and for pulling out of this active pessimism the stuff we need to marvel at the world.” (Olivier Séguret; Libération). The final film of what has been called the “demonic trilogy”, Werckmeister harmóniák (The Werckmeister Harmonies) takes on the appearance of a tale about the human condition. It is through the wanderings of the Dostoyevskian idiot János that the film takes us on a journey of beauty that seems to be an attempt to rediscover harmony from the remains of the world.

Cast : Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, János Derzsi, Djoko Rosic, Tamás Wichmann, Ferenc Kállai, Mihály Kormos
Screenplay : László Krasznahorkai, Béla Tarr, Péter Dobai, Gyuri Dósa Kiss, György Fehér
Cinematography : Patrick de Ranter, Miklós Gurbán, Erwin Lanzensberger, Gábor Medvigy, Emil Novák, Rob Tregenza
Editing : Ágnes Hranitzky
Music : Mihály Vig

Production : 13 Productions, ARTE, Fondazione Montecinemaverita

French distributor : 13 productions