a public event
TURIN HORSE - AFI FEST Film Screenings
Film Screenings Nov 7 (12:30pm) and Nov 9 (1:00pm)
Monday, November 07, 2011
Mann Chinese Theater
Synopsis: Inspired by the account of Friedrich Nietzsche’s mental breakdown at the sight of a horse being whipped, Hungarian master Béla Tarr’s new work—which he claims will be his last—is an apocalyptic vision. Tarr’s film begins immediately after Nietzsche’s breakdown (in fact, he is never seen). Instead, it imagines the lives of the horse’s weary masters, an elderly peasant and his grown daughter, who live in a primitive cabin, subsisting on boiled potatoes and pálinka brandy. A windstorm rages across their desolate plain, threatening extinction. Tarr charts the peasants’ harsh existence using his roving camera’s long takes and Mihály Víg’s repetitive score to create an enveloping tone poem about human endurance in the face of cosmic malevolence. Though it’s tempting to draw conclusions from a visitor’s pessimistic monologue, the film’s precise meaning remains elusive. A challenging, beautiful and emotionally affecting work, it is a haunting farewell from an iconic filmmaker.
Director: Béla Tarr
Cast: Erika Bók, János Derzsi, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi
Monday, November 7, 12:30 PM, Mann Chinese
Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 PM, Mann Chinese
Starting October 27th tickets for this and all films from AFI FEST presented by Audi are FREE and available online and at the Box Office located at Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste. 219. For more information visit www.AFI.com/AFIFEST.
AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi, November 3 - 10
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies