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The Turin Horse (A torinói ló)

Ongoing

Dir. Béla Tarr. Hungary. 2011, 146 mins. 35mm. Shot in a soft black-and-white in mesmerizing long takes, Tarr’s apocalyptic film—which he announced as his final movie—burns with a steady, building intensity. Co-written with frequent Tarr collaborator, the great Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai, the film was inspired by an incident of brutality against a horse by its owner that is said to have caused Friedrich Nietzsche’s mental breakdown. Imagining the bleak world inhabited by the driver, the film is, according to Tarr, a meditation on the “heaviness of human existence.”

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