THE TURIN HORSE (narrative)
Directed by Béla Tarr
2011, 149 minutes
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On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse's neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages.
Immaculately photographed in Tarr's renowned long takes, The Turin Horse is the final statement from a master filmmaker.
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Festivals & Awards
*Winner Grand Prix Berlin Festival
*Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival
*Official Selection New York Film Festival
*Official Selection Telluride Film Festival
Reviews"An auteurist triumph". – The New York Times
“Mesmerizing. A majestic film.” – Edward Lawrenson, Film Quarterly
“A death-haunted masterpiece. Tarr’s most fully achieved, challenging movie since his 1994 epic, Sátántangó .” – J. Hoberman, Village Voice
1/2 "Highly recommended." Video Librarian