The Turin Horse

Béla Tarr’s latest film (partly written in Lund) is a cinematic
experience beyond the ordinary. Its intense portrayal of two
people’s gradual path to their last destination took the critics
by storm at this year’s film festival in Berlin.
It all begins with a brief story about how the philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche one day witnessed a horse being abused
on the streets of Turin, and threw himself around its neck to
protect it. Bela Tarr open up for his perhaps most minimalistic
film to date, which succeeds the brief prelude with a two-anda-
half hour long depiction of the last seven days of two simple
farmers, as everything gradually comes to a standstill around
them. In thirty heart-wrenching takes, which are structured
like a Genesis fabel in reverse, their last days are portrayed in
breathtakingly beautiful black-and-white images accompanied
by an hypnotic soundtrack. An uncompromising film for
everyone who thought that art film was dead.

Thure Munkholm (CPH/PIX)

2 Comments to “The Turin Horse”
  1. Karl says:

    Fungerar det med vanligt medlemskort eller är det endast det där specialmedlemskortet, som det stod om på Kulturnattens hemsida, som gäller?

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